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Winthrop’s Breast Health Center Achieves National Accreditation

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Breast Health Center has earned a three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Winthrop’s Breast Health Center is only one of 12 such Centers in New York State and the only Center in Nassau County to achieve this prestigious accreditation.

Accreditation is only given to those Centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. The Winthrop Breast Health Center received the highest scores on all standards and the NAPBC surveyors were impressed by the overall excellence of Winthrop’s program.


Among the physicians working to provide the best breast health care at Winthrop are Jonathan Haas, MD, Chief the Division of Radiation Oncology; Harry Staszewski, MD, Chief of the Division of Oncology/Hematology; Frank A. Monteleone, MD, Chief of the Division of Breast Services; Susana Fuchs, MD, Director of Breast Imaging; and William Reed, MD, Chairman of the Department of Surgery.

“By achieving accreditation by the NAPBC as a Center of Excellence, we have demonstrated that we are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients through a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and management of diseases of the breast,” said Frank A. Monteleone, MD, Chief of the Division of Breast Services at Winthrop.

The experts at the Winthrop Breast Health Center provide comprehensive risk assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care to patients. The team specializes in the evaluation and treatment of all types of breast conditions including benign and malignant breast tumors, breast pain, suspicious and abnormal mammograms, previous breast cancer diagnosis or positive biopsy, and BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations. In addition, patients have access to comprehensive support services, overseen by a licensed breast cancer social worker who provides counseling and assistance to breast cancer patients and their families.

To learn more about the comprehensive services available at Winthrop’s Breast Health Center, call (516) 663-3887.
Vol. 21, No. 2
Fall 2011

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