Kishwaukee Hospital Breast Health Center Achieves National Accreditation
November 20, 2020 | 2 min. to read
The high-quality care patients receive at the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Breast Health Center has been recognized with a three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. To achieve this voluntary accreditation, the team demonstrated standards that include leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.
The accreditation recognizes the breast health center’s commitment to providing leading care for patients with breast disease. Patients at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital have access to advanced diagnostic and screening mammography, clinical trials, new treatments, genetic counseling and supportive services.
“Every person has a unique story, and that is why we provide an individualized plan for each patient,” said Dr. Nitzet Velez, medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Breast Health Center. “This accreditation honors our team’s dedication to bringing advanced breast care close to where we live and work.”
Jay Anderson, president of Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, said the breast center team spent years building a program that provides comprehensive patient care.
“Patients are first in everything we do, and we are always looking for ways to enhance the care we provide,” Anderson said. “In 2019 we opened a new breast center to elevate our patients’ experience and to upgrade our breast imaging technology. Now, the team has achieved an accreditation that reflects our high standards for care. It is a special moment for Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, and we know our patients share our excitement.” To learn more about Northwestern Medicine, visit http://news.nm.org/about-northwestern-medicine.html.