The Centegra Gavers Breast Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the college’s voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
“The breast imaging services at the Centegra Gavers Breast Center are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy,” said Dr. Elissa Brebach, section chief of mammography and a radiologist at the breast center.To achieve this distinction, the Centegra Gavers Breast Center underwent peer-review evaluations conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.”These experts determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs,” Brebach said. In addition to the ACR designation, Centegra’s breast program is also recognized and approved by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This accreditation is granted only to those programs that are voluntarily committed to providing the best possible care, treatment options and support to patients with diseases of the breast. To achieve the NAPBC accreditation Centegra Gavers Breast Center’s program underwent a rigorous evaluation process and review of performance for proficiency in the areas of clinical management, research, quality improvement, community outreach, center leadership and professional education.Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the health care needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading health care provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System visit centegra.org, search Centegra Health System on Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).