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WMHS Center for Breast Care Earns National Accreditation


Western Maryland Health System Center for Breast Care in Cumberland, Maryland, has been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC 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. 

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:

Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services

A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options

Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options

        And, most importantly,

Quality breast care close to home.

During the survey process, WMHS demonstrated compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating patients who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. WMHS Center for Breast Care shows a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. 

Dr. Blanche Mavromatis, medical oncologist and Director of the WMHS Center for Breast Care shares, "This accreditation is an important recognition and stamp of approval for the high quality of care patients receive close to home.”

To achieve the NAPBC accreditation, a 

multidisciplinary group of providers, leaders and clinical support staff have worked together to establish the Western Maryland Health System Center for Breast Care. This Center incorporates the entire spectrum of breast care and is based on, and thrives on, a collaborative approach, relying on the expertise of the providers of the Breast Care Team.   

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 252,710 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 20181. In addition, hundreds of thousands of people who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options. 

For more information about the Western Maryland Health System Center for Breast Care, visit www.wmhs.com.


1.  American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2018. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2018.

About Western Maryland Health System

Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) was formed in 1996 to strengthen the healthcare services in Western Maryland and the surrounding communities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In November 2009, WMHS opened a new state-of-the-art hospital on Willowbrook Road in Cumberland, Maryland. 

The Western Maryland Regional Medical Center has 200 beds and offers a comprehensive range of general and specialty services for medical, surgical, and obstetrical patients. In addition to hospital-based services, WMHS has a network of diagnostic centers, urgent care centers, physician practices, a skilled nursing facility, home care, and other outpatient specialty services. 

WMHS has been at the forefront of value-based care and is continuously working to improve the overall health of the community with a variety of health initiatives, including: health screenings, classes on adopting healthy lifestyles, community education, and exercise programs. WMHS has also addressed the issue of underserved populations by opening Community Outreach Clinics that aim to help at-risk populations make more informed healthcare decisions. 


To learn more about Western Maryland Health System, visit www.wmhs.com. Find us on social media at facebook.com/westernmdhealth, youtube.com/WMHSCumberland, Twitter @westernmdhealth, and Instagram @westernmarylandhealthsystem. 

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