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UCI Health Breast Center earns national accreditation

American College of Surgeons affirms high-quality, comprehensive care for patients with breast disease

July 26, 2023
national accreditation program for breast centers accredited breast center logo burgundy and black letters on white background
Patients receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center such
as UCI Health have access to information on clinical trials
and new treatment options, genetic counseling, and multi-
disciplinary patient-centered services including psycho-
social support, rehabilitation services, and survivorship care.

Orange, Calif. — The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality standards program administered by the American College of Surgeons, has granted accredited status to the UCI Health Breast Center.

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.

As a NAPBC-accredited center, UCI Health Breast Center is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care resulting in high-quality care for patients with breast disease. Patients can be confident that their breast care team includes healthcare professionals from a variety of disciplines who are committed to working together to provide the best care available through their entire course of treatment.

“Every member of the UCI Health Breast Center team is dedicated to providing our patients with compassionate care and the highest quality medical and surgical treatments,” said Dr. Kari J. Kansal, chief of breast surgery for UCI Health.

The UCI Health Breast Center is part of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive center based in Orange County. This NCI designation reflects the deep longstanding commitment the university and health system make to advancing scientific understanding of the causes and prevention of cancer and translational and clinical research to improve the standards of cancer care.

NAPBC accreditation applies to the UCI Health breast centers in Orange and Costa Mesa. Only a handful of California health systems have achieved this designation. In 2024, UCI Health will open another breast center in the $1.3 billion UCI Health — Irvine medical complex.

Patients receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatment options, genetic counseling, and multidisciplinary patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services, and survivorship care.

UCI Health Breast Center far exceeds the NAPBC standard expectation for clinical trials as currently 42% of patients are participating in research studies. This commitment to assuring patients have front of the line access to these treatments fully embodies the institution’s mission, vision, and values.

To make an appointment with the UCI Health Breast Center, contact 714-456-8000.

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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  

About UCI Health

UCI Health is the clinical enterprise of the University of California, Irvine, and the only academic health system in Orange County. Patients can access UCI Health at primary and specialty care offices across Orange County and at its main campus, UCI Medical Center in Orange, Calif. The 459-bed, acute care hospital, listed among America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 22 consecutive years, provides tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation services. UCI Medical Center is home to Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program and American College of Surgeons-verified Level I adult and Level II pediatric trauma center and regional burn center. UCI Health serves a region of nearly 4 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About UCI Health — Irvine

UCI Health — Irvine, a new medical complex under construction at the north end of the UC Irvine campus, will bring unparalleled expertise and the finest evidence-based care that only an academic medical system can offer to the communities of coastal and south Orange County.

As part of UCI Health — which includes the flagship UCI Medical Center in Orange, Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and multiple outpatient care locations — the new 1.2 million-square-foot campus will offer key clinical programs in oncology, digestive health, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and spine surgery.

The nation’s first all-electric, carbon-neutral medical center, UCI Health — Irvine will be home to:

  • The Joe C. Wen & Family UCI Health Center for Advanced Care, a five-story, 168,000-square-foot medical facility offering the full range of multidisciplinary specialty care for children and adults under a single roof, urgent care services, the Center for Children’s Health and the UCI Health Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders — Opening spring 2024
  • The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care building, a five-story, 225,000-square-foot tower with 36 private exam rooms, numerous infusion bays and operating rooms — Opening 2024
  • A seven-story, 350,000-square-foot, acute care hospital with 144 inpatient beds, 10 operating suites and a 24-hour emergency department with 20 treatment rooms — Opening 2025