“Our patients can be confident they are receiving caring, attentive, world-class multidisciplinary care to help them navigate the best way forward in their cancer journey.”
To become a center for excellence, health care providers must undergo an extensive auditing process and meet various criteria created by a task force of pancreatic disease clinicians and patient advocates. In order to be considered for the program, health care providers must provider physician specialties such as gastroenterologists, pancreatic surgeons and interventional radiologists, as well as pain management services and psychosocial support for patients.
“We are thrilled to expand our NPF Centers of Excellence Program to better serve the needs of patients suffering from pancreas disease,” David Bakelman, CEO of the National Pancreas Foundation, said in a news release. “The NPF Centers of Excellence Program is one of the pillars of NPF, and we are looking forward to working with our current and new Centers.”
Northside Hospital is now one of only four health care providers in Atlanta to be recognized as a clinical center of excellence by the National Pancreas Foundation. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine and Piedmont Atlanta Hospital all participate in the NPF Centers of Excellence Program.