Overlake Medical Center's breast cancer program achieves national accreditation

Overlake Medical Center’s breast cancer program has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.  This marks the second time that Overlake has received the designation.

Overlake is the only breast center in the Seattle metro-area and one of just two in King County to be accredited by the NAPBC. Only six other hospitals in the state received the accreditation.

“We are very pleased to have earned the accreditation from the NAPBC once again,” said Overlake breast surgeon Kristi M. Harrington, MD, Ph.D.  “It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing the highest caliber of care to our breast patients.”

Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo rigorous evaluation processes and review of their performance. Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will 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.

· Quality breast care close to home.



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