Cypress, Texas (October 20, 2022) – HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress recently earned two national cancer accreditations further validating the high quality of care and treatment patients receive when undergoing cancer treatment. The hospital received accreditation from The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and The Commission on Cancer (CoC), both quality programs administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement for patients. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years. As an NAPBC-accredited center, HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress Cancer Center’s specialized team of healthcare professionals is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care while providing the best possible treatment to patients with breast cancer.
Patients receiving care at this NAPBC-accredited center 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
To be awarded voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress Cancer Center to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to clinical trials and new treatments; genetic counseling and patient-centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.
“When patients seek care at our Cancer Center, they are gaining access to nationally accredited, comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home,” said Jim Brown, chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress. “I am proud of our team for achieving these accreditations and for the extraordinary care they deliver daily to our patients battling cancer.
About the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the quality of care of patients with diseases of the breast. Its board membership includes professionals from more than 20 national organizations that represent the full spectrum of breast care. For more information, visit https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/napbc.
About the Commission on Cancer
Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Its membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. For more information, visit: www.facs.org/cancer.
About HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress
HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress, a campus of HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood, is a 163-bed, general acute care hospital. Founded in 2006 by local physicians who wanted to create a patient-friendly healthcare environment for their community, HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress offers a wide range of services including bariatrics, robot-assisted surgery, orthopedics, a cancer center, advanced wound care, hyperbaric medicine, and a 20-bed intensive care unit. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in disease specific certification for knee and hip replacement, has several quality recognitions by U.S. News and World Report and is an accredited Bariatric Center of Excellence. HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress is a designated Level II Stroke Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services and an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology. For more information, visit HCAhoustonhealthcare.com/north-cypress.
About HCA Houston Healthcare
HCA Houston Healthcare is the leading healthcare provider in the Houston area, where excellently trained physicians, nurses and allied health professionals treat almost a million patients annually. With an employee base of 15,000, HCA Houston Healthcare’s comprehensive network includes 13 hospitals, 10 outpatient surgery centers, 12 freestanding emergency centers and numerous freestanding diagnostic imaging facilities in the greater Houston area. It also includes a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of HCA Houston Healthcare facilities, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. As one of the region’s largest healthcare systems, HCA Houston Healthcare recognizes the importance of giving back to the communities we serve. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Houston Healthcare also is a major supporter of the University of Houston College of Nursing and the new University of Houston College of Medicine. For more information, visit HCAhoustonhealthcare.com.