deNicola Breast Health Center Recognized for Achieving NAPCB Three-Year Term Accreditation

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC,) a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the deNicola Breast Health Center. To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with 28 NAPBC standards that look at a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.  Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.
As a NAPBC-accredited center, deNicola Breast Health Center is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care resulting in high-quality care for patients with breast disease.  Patients receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivor’s quality of life.  
“The team of dedicated breast healthcare professionals in our deNicola Breast Health Center are focused on the highest quality care for our patients,” said Mike Rose, President, Southern New Hampshire Health.  “This three year accreditation is reflective of their work to deliver seamless breast healthcare from screening to diagnosis, and treatment when necessary.  We are all extremely proud of their work and this notable accomplishment,” Rose added.
Receiving care at this NAPBC-accredited center ensures that patients have access to:
  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
About Southern New Hampshire Health, a member of SolutionHealth
Southern New Hampshire Health is comprised of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Foundation Medical Partners, and is Massachusetts General Hospital’s first clinical affiliate in the region. SNHMC is a 188 bed facility that has two campuses in Nashua.  Foundation Medical Partners is a multi-specialty physician group practice with more than 500 primary care and specialty care providers who serve patients in 32 communities across Southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.  SNHH also offers urgent, walk-in care through 7 Immediate Care locations around the region. Through SNHH’s MGH affiliation, patients have easy access to advanced clinical expertise in areas including stroke, cancer, trauma and pediatric specialties. Together, SNHMC and Foundation Medical Partners comprise an organization working collaboratively to achieve the mission of maintaining and preserving the overall health of individuals living in the communities it serves.
About the NAPBC
The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast.  This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education.  Its board membership includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.  For information on the NAPBC please go to

Posted: 7/15/2019 by Susanna Fier, VP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs