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Breast Care Center

With recent reports indicating that one in every eight women may develop breast cancer at some time in her lifetime, maintaining breast health has never been more important.

Situated in the beautiful West Wing, the Breast Care Center provides women convenient access to the latest full-field digital diagnostic technology and a complete range of clinical specialties and treatment options. The setting is comfortable and private, and a Registered Nurse is available to spend time with each patient to thoroughly explain procedures, answer questions, and provide emotional support.

Accreditations

The Breast Care Center and the Radiology Department were awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Ultrasound as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The state-of-the-art equipment and board-certified medical staff received accreditation for their achievement in high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation. Evaluations were conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assessed the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of the facility’s equipment.

Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence Recognition

The Elkhart General Hospital Breast Care Center was recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, Certification Level III – the highest certification level awarded by the National Consortium of Breast Centers National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™ Program (NQMBC™). In addition to meeting the highest set of certification criteria, the Breast Care Center supplied 90 percent of the measures for which their quality breast center type should be able to measure performance and performed above the 25th percentile.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE)

The Elkhart General Hospital Breast Care Center was awarded the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. The ACR acknowledges Elkhart General’s dedication to improving women’s health by participating in these rigorous quality assurance programs. The ACR is the leader in quality programs for breast imaging. The Elkhart General Hospital Breast Care Center is currently 1 of 16 facilities in Indiana to achieve this distinction and the only facility in Elkhart County.

To Learn More

For more information on the Breast Care Center, please call 574-523-7842. To schedule an appointment, please call 574-523-3444.

To learn more about Radiology, visit the American College of Radiology's website at www.acr.org.