A Comprehensive Breast Health Center
The Sullivan Center for Breast Health 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. The Sullivan Center achievement of NAPBC accreditation demonstrates a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
The Sullivan Center is the only facility in the Washington DC area to have three accreditations by the American College of Radiology, the American College of Surgeons and the Commission on Cancer.
Only a comprehensive breast health center such as Sibley's organizes multidisciplinary services into a fully integrated system of care. Breast imaging, breast cancer and breast reconstruction surgery, radiation oncology, physical therapy and other key teams collaborate closely to ensure the well-being of each patient. Our National Consortium of Breast Centers certified CBPN Nurse Navigator is available to guide patients through what might be an unfamiliar and often anxiety producing process.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) recognizes breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR's voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. This designation, administered by the ACR's Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging, recognizes a center's dedication to improving women's health by participating in these rigorous quality assurance programs.
Sibley’s Cancer Center receives achievement award from Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award to Sibley Memorial Hospital's Cancer Center, part of a select group of 82 currently accredited and newly accredited cancer programs across the United States.
Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. The award is granted to facilities that demonstrate a Commendation level of compliance with six standards that represent five areas of cancer program activity to include cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, research, community outreach and quality improvement.
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DC Council Resolution to Declare October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Council of the District of Columbia declares the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and acknowledges the efforts of the Sullivan Center for Breast Health and its physicians in the fight against breast cancer.
DC Councilmember Mary M. Cheh presents the Resolution to Robert L. Sloan, President and CEO, Sibley Memorial Hospital
The Sullivan Center for Breast Health at Sibley Hospital has emerged as a national model in providing expert, comprehensive care using the most minimally invasive treatments possible and diagnoses, and the Sullivan center treats more breast cancers than any other medical facility serving the Washington metropolitan area.
The physicians in the Resolution are as follows:
- Breast Radiologists Rebecca A. Zuurbier, MD, and Pouneh Ravavi, MD
- Breast Surgeons Richard Flax, MD, Luther Gray, MD, Colette Magnant, MD, Marie Pennanen, MD, Meredith Garrett, MD, Michael Palmer, MD, Peter Petrucci, MD, and Martin Paul, MD
- Medical Oncologists Frederick G. Barr, MD, Ari Fishman, MD, Bruce Kressel, MD, Lisa McGrail, MD, and Frederick P. Smith, MD
- Radiation Oncologists Victoria J. Croog, MD, Irene Gage, MD, Smitha V. Gollamudi, MD, and Gregory S. Sibley, MD
- Plastic Surgeons James Bruno, MD, Coleman Brown, MD, Navin Singh, MD, Jules Feledy Jr., MD, Joseph Michaels, MD, Kathy Huang, MD, and G. Wesley Price, MD
Click here to learn about the team of Breast Specialists at the Sullivan Center for Breast Health.