Gundersen Health System is the first in the nation to achieve the highest level of distinction from the National Quality Measures for Breast CentersTM (NQMBC) Program. This distinguished honor represents a commitment to provide the highest level of quality breast healthcare. It’s the latest in a long line of honors for the Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care, which has become a national leader in the measurement of breast cancer treatment and outcomes.
The NQMBC program is one of the first national quality initiatives that is designed to measure performance of interdisciplinary breast care.To receive the designation, the Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care has internally measured 90 percent of the quality indicators included in the NQMBC’s program. In addition, it has ranked at or above a designated threshold of performance for 90 percent of the measures during two six-month data collection periods.
This award is a demonstration of Gundersen’s commitment to patients. The reason we invest time in tracking our data is to make a great program even better. According to the NQMBC, “Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired. In today’s dynamic healthcare industry, breast centers are faced with providing quality care while simultaneously keeping costs under control. A center’s staff must not only be familiar with existing standards of care, but must also be aware of new advances in technology. The team at the Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care actively ensures they provide the best possible quality care to breast patients in their community.”