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RWJ Hamilton’s Breast Program Earns National Accreditation
Date: 6/25/2014

The breast program at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton has been granted a three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

Centers accredited by the NAPBC undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During its review, our center met or exceeded NAPBC standards in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.

“Our physicians and staff have always been committed to providing only the highest quality care for patients with breast disease. This accreditation reaffirms that commitment and ensures we are meeting those standards,” says Pauline Lerma, MD, board certified medical oncologist and medical director of the breast consultation program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton.

For Dr. Lerma and her team of board certified physician colleagues, pathologist Richard Siderits, MD, breast surgeons Vijay Vaswani, MD and Thomas Kearney, MD, and radiologist William McGroarty, MD, the accreditation is the culmination of a more-than two-year effort towards this goal.

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