Morton Plant Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center Earns Three Year Reaccreditation

October 29, 2020
Morton Plant Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Center Earns Three-Year Reaccreditation


CLEARWATER, Fla., (Oct. 29, 2020) – The Comprehensive Breast Center at Morton Plant Hospital recently earned a three-year reaccreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), making it the only NAPBC accredited breast center in Pinellas County and one of only 18 in the state of Florida.

The reaccreditation recognizes the commitment of the Comprehensive Breast Center’s team to provide the highest quality evaluation and treatment to patients with breast disease.

To earn reaccreditation, Morton Plant’s Comprehensive Breast Center team participated in a rigorous survey process by NAPBC, a program of the American College of Surgeons. The evaluation reviewed its performance and compliance with the NAPBC standards, which include the center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.

“At the Comprehensive Breast Center at Morton Plant, we have a long history of dedicating ourselves to achieving the best possible outcome for each patient who walks through our doors” said Peter Blumencranz, MD, medical director of the Morton Plant Mease Comprehensive Breast Program. “NAPBC accreditation demonstrates to the community that we have the ability to offer patients access to the latest treatments and trials while continuing to provide the compassionate care the community expects from Morton Plant Hospital.”

Receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center ensures patients have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options

The Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Breast Center at BayCare’s St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa with satellite centers at St. Joseph’s Hospital-North in Lutz and St. Joseph’s Hospital-South in Riverview also is accredited by NAPBC.

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About the NAPBC 
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.  For information on the NAPBC please go to  

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