February 3, 2014


Program was first in Palm Beach and Martin Counties to receive the national honor

JUPITER, Fla. (February 3, 2014) – Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) has earned reaccreditation for its Comprehensive Breast Care Program from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a distinguished honor given to centers around the country voluntarily committed to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast. Three years ago, JMC received the NAPBC accreditation, becoming the first in Palm Beach and Martin Counties to receive the honor. The accreditation demonstrates the Centers’ ability to sustain world-class performance for the community.

Jupiter Medical Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program encompasses the diagnostic component – the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, under the direction of Robert Stickle, MD – and the treatment component – the Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program, under the medical direction of John A.P. Rimmer, MD. The program is one of only 27 recognized programs in the state with this prestigious designation. It was also recognized for two approaches considered to be “best practices” in the country: the establishment of participation requirements, and the creation of a team patient navigation approach.

“We are very proud of achieving reaccreditation with the NAPBC. This reassures our community that they will receive nationally-accredited high quality care for any benign or malignant breast conditions at the Comprehensive Breast Care Program at Jupiter Medical Center,” said Dr. John A. P. Rimmer, Medical Director, Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program, who spearheaded the five-year effort to obtain the designation.

The NAPBC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that has been established to identify and recognize breast centers providing quality care in the United States. The NAPBC is a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and outcomes of women with diseases of the breast.

NAPBC-accredited centers offer patients the following:

  • A model for organizing and managing a breast center to ensure multidisciplinary, integrated and comprehensive breast care services
  • Internal and external assessment of  breast center performance based on recognized standards to demonstrate a commitment to quality care
  • Recognition by national health care organizations as having established performance measures for high-quality breast care
  • National recognition and public promotion
  • Participation in a National Breast Disease Database to report patterns of care and effect quality improvement
  • Access to breast center comparison benchmark reports containing national aggregate data and individual center data to assess patterns of care and outcomes relative to national norms

For more information about Jupiter Medical Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program, visit www.jupiterbreastcare.com.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. Founded in 1979, the Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.

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