Newport Beach's Hoag Breast Center was recently recognized as a "Certified
Quality Breast Center of Excellence," and is encouraging the community
to be proactive during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by partaking in local
events, the hospital announced Wednesday.
Hoag Breast Center's recognition was made by the National Quality
Measures for Breast Center Program, an internet tool that tracks and measures
quality performances at breast centers.
“Hoag Breast Center is one of only 43 breast centers nationwide to
be named a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence,” Dr. Gary
M. Levine, director of Breast Imaging at Hoag Breast Center, said. “This
is the highest level of quality accreditation attainable through the NQMBC
and this designation points to our focus on quality driven, patient centric
care at Hoag Breast Center.”
Ways to Get Involved for Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
- Make your annual screening appointment online at hoag.org/breast2 or by
- Attend a free community education class in the Breast Cancer Education
Series. To registration call 800-400-HOAG (4624) or go online to hoag.org/fall-classes.
- Visit one of 13 participating Panera Bread cafés and purchase their
special Pink Ribbon Bagel. A portion of the proceeds from these bagels
goes to Hoag Breast Center all month, and on Friday, Oct. 18th 100 percent
of Pink Ribbon Bagel proceeds will be donated.
- Stop by one of seven Mother’s Market & Kitchen locations for
a healthy Pretty in Pink Juice. A portion of the proceeds goes to Hoag
Breast Center throughout October.
- Enjoy a Pink Cure Margarita or Virgin Strawberry Margarita with dinner
at one of 10 Avila El Ranchito locations. A portion of the October proceeds
goes to Hoag Breast Center.
Officials said Hoag is the only Certified Breast Center of Excellence in
Orange County offering a multidisciplinary approach that includes prevention,
early detection, advanced breast-conserving surgical techniques and new