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Mercy Breast Center of North Iowa Designated as Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence

Mercy Breast Center of North Iowa Designated as Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence

Thursday, June 29, 2017

For the 3rd year in a row, Mercy Breast Center of North Iowa has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC ™). During its annual recertification process, Mercy's Breast Center received this distinguished honor which is the highest level of certification from NQMBC™ and represents a commitment to provide quality breast health care to patients in its community.

Mercy Center Breast Center of North Iowa is one of only two programs in the state of Iowa to achieve this high level of distinction.

“We are so very proud of this high standard of care that our physicians, nurses and technologists have established while serving patients in an environment that truly does make the patient and their family the top priority,” said Dan Varnum, President/CEO, Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa. “Residents of northern Iowa and southern Minnesota are fortunate to have such high quality care close to their homes.”Seal

Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired.  In today’s dynamic health care industry, breast centers are faced with providing quality care while simultaneously keeping costs under control.  The center’s staff must not only be familiar with existing standards of care, but must also be aware of new advances in technology.  Mercy – North Iowa actively ensures it provides the best possible quality care to breast patients in its community.

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