October 20, 2022
Cypress, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress recently earned two national cancer accreditations further validating the high quality of care and treatment patients receive when undergoing cancer treatment. The hospital received accreditation from The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and The Commission on Cancer (CoC), both quality programs administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement for patients. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years. As an NAPBC-accredited center, HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress Cancer Center’s specialized team of healthcare professionals is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care while providing the best possible treatment to patients with breast cancer.
Patients receiving care at this NAPBC-accredited center 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
To be awarded voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress Cancer Center to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to clinical trials and new treatments; genetic counseling and patient-centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
“When patients seek care at our Cancer Center, they are gaining access to nationally accredited, comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home,” said Jim Brown, chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress. “I am proud of our team for achieving these accreditations and for the extraordinary care they deliver daily to our patients battling cancer.”