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MeritCare Receives Major National Accreditation

MeritCare has been granted a three year, full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Administered by the American College of Surgeons, MeritCare is one of the first 51 hospitals, a mere five percent in the nation, to achieve this status – and the only hospital in North Dakota or South Dakota. To obtain accreditation, MeritCare had to show its commitment to providing the highest level of quality breast care through proficiency in center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.

MeritCare has been granted a three year, full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Administered by the American College of Surgeons, MeritCare is one of the first 51 hospitals, a mere five percent in the nation, to achieve this status – and the only hospital in North Dakota or South Dakota. To obtain accreditation, MeritCare had to show its commitment to providing the highest level of quality breast care through proficiency in center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.

While this accreditation is significant to MeritCare, patients will ultimately benefit from the overall value this accreditation brings. "This is something we did to show current and future patients that we want to make sure we are providing them the best care they can get," says Dr. Michael Bouton, a MeritCare board certified general surgeon with a focus on breast disease and surgery.

MeritCare breast patients have access to state-of-the-art services and equipment. Once diagnosed, patients will immediately meet with a team of doctors and care staff to evaluate the best method of treatment moving forward. They are assigned a case manager who will help them navigate the care system. Patients will also be the first to hear about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options. This accreditation also means that there will be more support for prevention and early detection programs, as well as education and support for breast patients. Finally, patients will have access to incredible quality breast care close to home.