Breast Center Awards and Recognition

A Tradition of Excellence in Breast Care

At The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, you can rest assured you’ll receive high-quality, state-of-the-art, compassionate care. And don’t just take our word for it. Explore the numerous awards and recognitions we’ve received for excellence in breast care.

Why Choose Carondelet?

American College of Surgeons Accredited

The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary’s is Tucson's first and only program to receive full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons, representing the gold standard in quality for breast centers across the country. The accreditation is awarded to breast centers that voluntarily commit to providing the best possible care to patients. The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary’s is the first and only breast center in Tucson to meet these rigorous national standards.

Many women with breast disease or cancer specifically look for a NAPBC-accredited breast center to give them an added level of comfort about the quality of care they will receive. At The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary’s, you’ll receive expert, compassionate care through every step of your journey with us, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery.

National Quality Measures Program Participant

The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary’s is a certified program participant of The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program. This program is a national interactive quality initiative that allows breast centers to enter quality data, filter for comparisons and receive comparison reports on quality measures from other breast centers.

This voluntary quality program ensures our patients are provided with accurate evaluation and appropriate services in a technically competent and timely manner, with good communication and shared decision-making — and with all the compassion our patients expect from Carondelet.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The BICOE designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by earning accreditation in all of the American College of Radiology’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules — mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). When you see the gold seals of accreditation displayed prominently in our imaging facility, you can be sure that you’re in a place that meets high standards for quality and patient safety.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. BICOE accreditation is the highest level of achievement awarded by ACR for breast imaging.

Contact Us

For more information or assistance with finding a breast health specialist, please call our Patient Navigator (520) 872-6987.