ROCKWALL, TX – January 6, 2012 – Lake Pointe Breast Center (LPBC) has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of ExcellenceTM in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC®) by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC). This distinguished honor represents a commitment by the LPBC to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients and our community. LPBC is only the second facility in Texas to be recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence.
Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired. In today’s dynamic health care industry, breast centers are faced with providing quality care while simultaneously keeping costs under control. A center’s staff must not only be familiar with existing standards of care, but must also be aware of new advances in technology. Lake Pointe Breast Center has taken a major step to ensure we provide the best possible quality care to breast patients in our community.
The National Consortium of Breast Centers is proud to recognize Lake Pointe Breast Center as a Certified Quality Breast Center of ExcellenceTM in this program. The LPBC continues it’s commitment to provide the highest quality care to its patients.
Lake Pointe Breast Center provides breast imaging services and education in Forney, Rockwall and Rowlett and is staffed by a Cancer Nurse Navigator. The Lake Pointe Breast Center (LPBC) offers comprehensive breast services including your initial screening and diagnostic digital mammograms; breast ultrasound; biopsies, including stereotactic, ultrasound-guided and MRI-guided biopsies; breast MRI; surgical options, including reconstruction; and can assist with access to medical oncologists and radiation oncologists in our community. All these services are offered in your community, providing you the convenience and support you need, all right here.
The role of a Cancer Nurse Navigator is to:
Counsel women at high-risk for developing breast cancer
Educate you and your loved ones about your individual diagnosis and treatment options
Help you make informed decisions about your treatment and care
Advocate for you during treatment
Coordinate the team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals providing your care
Help you with your recovery and rehabilitation plans
Provide moral support and a sympathetic ear
Provide community education on breast health and breast cancer
Facilitate community support programs
The LPBC includes an American Cancer Society resource center, providing information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for all types of cancer and includes both print and web-based resources. And to help educate our community about breast cancer, our Cancer Nurse Navigator offers the ‘Breast Health for Life’ community outreach program which promotes prevention and early detection while providing information about risk factors, screening guidelines and breast self examination.
For those women visiting the Breast Center, a Breast Cancer Risk Assessment will be conducted, providing both the 5-year and lifetime risk for developing breast cancer. These risk assessments will also be provided at community events and health fairs in which Lake Pointe participates. Counseling for women at high-risk, including genetic information and referrals to a genetic counselor, is provided through the Breast Center.
“We are pleased to be recognized by the NCBC as a Certified Quality Breast Center of ExcellenceTM of the NQMBC®”, explains Barbara Quast, RN, Cancer Nurse Navigator at the Lake Pointe Breast Center. “Our goal at the LPBC is to provide high quality care to breast patients in our community. Becoming a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence is the result of the efforts and dedication of our staff and physicians. With a Center of Excellence facility in their local community, patients can receive quality care closer to home.”
For more information on the Cancer Nurse Navigator or the Lake Pointe Breast Center, please contact Barbara Quast, RN at 469-698-7824. Or for a free physician referral, call 1-866-525-LPMC (5762) or visit our website at www.lakepointemedical.com.
The National Quality Measures of Breast CentersTM were developed by referencing the Health care Advisory Board’s Clinical Quality Dash Board for breast centers published in the fall of 2004. The National Quality Measures for Breast CentersTM reflect more than five years of work, which has culminated in the adoption of more than 33 National Quality IndicatorsTM.
ABOUT NATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF BREAST CENTERS
The National Consortium of Breast Centers promotes excellence in breast health care for the general public through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources. It serves as an informational resource and provides support services to those rendering care to people with breast diseases through educational programs, newsletters, a national directory and patient forums. It encourages professionals to concentrate and specialize in activities related to breast disease and encourages the development of programs and centers that address breast disease and promote breast health. It facilitates collaborative research opportunities on issues of breast health; and developed a set of core measures to define, improve and sustain quality standards in breast health care programs and for quality performance in all types of breast health care facilities. For more information regarding the NQMBCTM Program, visit www.breastcare.org.
ABOUT LAKE POINTE HEALTH NETWORK
Lake Pointe Health Network is a locally focused health network developed by Lake Pointe Medical Center and designed to improve access to healthcare services in Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City and the surrounding communities. The network currently comprises Lake Pointe Medical Center, a 112-bed acute care hospital located in Rowlett at 6800 Scenic Drive; Lake Pointe Imaging Centers, diagnostic imaging centers located in Rockwall at 1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 121 and in Forney at 763 E. State Highway 80, Suite 120; Lake Pointe Sleep Centers, located in Rowlett at 7501 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140; Lake Pointe Cancer Center, a center providing comprehensive cancer care, located in Rowlett at 7501 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 120; Lake Pointe Breast Center, a center providing comprehensive breast care, located in Rockwall at 1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 121; Lake Pointe Wound Care Center, a comprehensive wound care center that includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy, located in Rowlett at 7501 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 240; Lake Pointe Urgent Care Center, located in Rockwall at 1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 115; Lake Pointe Cardiac Rehabilitation, located in Rowlett at 7801 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 110; and Lake Pointe Fitness and Outpatient Rehabilitation, located at 9400 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 124. Lake Pointe Health Network is committed to providing the same high quality health care found at Lake Pointe Medical Center. To learn more about Lake Pointe Health Network, please visit www.lakepointemedical.com.