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Nationally Accredited Breast Care Center at McLaren Greater Lansing

Thursday, October 12, 2017  
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McLaren Greater Lansing is the first and longest running mid Michigan hospital to receive national accreditation for its breast care center by the NAPBC from the American College of Surgeons.

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a not-for-profit organization that identifies and recognizes breast centers providing high-quality care in the United States.

“We offer a comprehensive breast care center where patients can expect high quality care and compassionate staff members,” Lewis Jones Jr. M.D., Director of Breast Care Center at McLaren Greater Lansing said. “From your annual mammogram to surviving cancer, we are here for you every step of the way.”

According to the American College of Surgeons webpage, NAPBC accredited centers embrace the entire spectrum of breast care, providing women with access to a range of Board-certified specialists, including surgeons, radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, plastic reconstructive surgeons, genetic counselors and psychosocial support professionals.

Accredited centers also offer patient navigators, patient education and support, palliative care programs, survivorship programs and high-risk clinics. To be accredited, a breast center must provide all of these services in one setting or provide most of the services on-site and have referral processes in place for other services. Whether provided or referred, the services must meet or exceed the standards written by the NAPBC Board.

“Even though our breast care center offers a large range of services that are helpful for all patients, one of the most important services we offer for breast cancer patients is our breast care navigator,” Dr. Jones said. “Not only does Kathy (Olsen) provide hope, her expertise helps patients navigate their care, relieving some of the stress and giving patients more time to focus on healing.”

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with McLaren Greater Lansing Breast Care Center, call 517-975-6425.

Join Dr. Jones at Burcham Hills Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. for a presentation on Surviving Breast Cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Join Dr. Jones, radiologist, to learn more about breast cancer, including screening, detection and how to find support. Friends and families are encouraged to attend and learn how they can provide support to their loved ones.

About McLaren Greater Lansing

McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital operate the region’s most distinguished cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery programs that—together with McLaren Greater Lansing’s oncology, women’s care and wide-ranging diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services—consistently lead in clinical quality and efficiency. The hospitals are part of McLaren Health Care, mid-Michigan’s largest health care system. Visit

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 22,000 employees and more than 40,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula. Learn more at

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