The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program has re-certified the Breast HealthCare Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence. This is the second year in a row the Breast HealthCare Center has earned this elite designation, and is one of only two breast centers in Missouri to achieve this recognition. The Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence is the highest level of recognition in the program.
“The Breast HealthCare Center participated in this voluntary program because we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. This award recognizes the excellence of our multidisciplinary team of physicians, who provide the highest level of breast care for our community while reaching a level of national excellence,” said Geoffrey Hamill, MD, medical director of the Breast HealthCare Center.
Certification is based on 31 multidisciplinary quality measures comparing performance to an average across the United States. To quality for a Center of Excellence, a center must submit data for at least 90% of the measures and perform in the top quartile (top 25%) for at least 90% of those measures.