LCM’s Comprehensive Breast Health Center Earns Honors by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

web-logoLittle Company of Mary’s Comprehensive Breast Health Center has been granted a three-year, full re-accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

NAPBC accreditation is only granted to a select few centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and performance review.

“At Little Company of Mary, we are dedicated to ensuring women in the Chicago Southwest community have access to comprehensive, leading-edge technology and a multidisciplinary physician-led team approach to prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. Our re-accreditation achievement reflects the center’s commitment to providing the highest level of quality breast care,” said Dr. Nancy Taft, Little Company of Mary’s fellowship-trained breast surgeon.

The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast.  This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation and patient and professional education.  Its board membership includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.

Leaders from major medical disciplines routinely work together to diagnose and treat breast disease, this multidisciplinary group created 27 program standards and 17 program components of care that collectively provide the most efficient and contemporary care available for patients diagnosed with diseases of the breast. NAPBC-accredited breast centers have met the criteria set forth for each discipline treating breast disease patients.


Little Company of Mary’s Comprehensive Breast Health Center is located in the Women’s Center for Life and Health. The Center continues to address women’s health and wellness and provide forward-thinking, gender-sensitive healthcare for women of all ages. The Center provides the latest technology and treatment approaches from an expert, caring medical team led by Breast Surgeon, Dr. Nancy Taft.

The Comprehensive Breast Health Center also recently received a new designation as an Imaging Center of Excellence due to its excellent service, good quality, and state-of-the-art technology. Little Company of Mary’s breast imaging services are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that Little Company of Mary’s Accredited Comprehensive Breast Health Center has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

For more information on Little Company of Mary’s Nationally Accredited Comprehensive Breast Health Center or Dr. Nancy Taft, please visit or call 708.229.4050. To schedule a mammogram call 708.499.8550.

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