Health & Wellness

Overlook Medical Center Breast Center Receives NAPBC Accreditation; Achievement is Highest Possible National Recognition

Bonni Guerin, MD, Chair, Breast Program Leadership at Overlook Medical Center.
Sandra Wrigley, RN, CN-BN, CMF, Breast Nurse Navigator at Overlook Medical Center.

SUMMIT, NJ - The Breast Center at Overlook Medical Center has received accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) of the American College of Surgeons. This is the highest form of clinical and quality care recognition for breast centers in the United States.  
“As a center of excellence, we demonstrate that Overlook Medical Center provides the highest level of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment available nationally,” said Bonni Guerin, MD, Chair, Breast Program Leadership.  “A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.” 
The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast.  The organization's mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education, with its board membership including professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.  
Sign Up for E-News

Overlook Medical Center is also identified as a Best Practice hospital for Patient Navigation and has been chosen to be part of the NAPBC Best Practice Repository.  
“As a Best Practice hospital, other breast centers have the opportunity to learn from our program, especially in the area of nurse navigation,” says Sandra Wrigley, RN, CN-BN, CMF, Breast Nurse Navigator at Overlook Medical Center.

The NAPBC Best Practice Repository is an evolving online repository of best practice relating to NAPBC Accreditation. This repository will provide documents and other tools that breast centers may find useful in meeting NAPBC Standards.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there were more than 230,000 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2013. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease will require medical evaluation for treatment options.

Overlook Medical Center offers comprehensive breast care in a multidisciplinary setting. Services include: medical-, surgical-, and radiation oncologists, fellowship-trained breast radiologists, pathologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, and access to national clinical trials.

The program offers nurses trained in breast health, breast nurse navigators, physical therapists, lymphedema therapists, social workers, a dietician, and a genetic counselor.
In addition, many support services are offered to help patients and their families cope with breast cancer, including a breast cancer support group, pre-breast surgery education classes, nutrition education, counseling, integrative therapies that include massage, Reiki, yoga, stress management techniques, mindfulness meditation, and art therapy.

Elevated services that make Overlook Medical Center stand out from other Breast Centers include:
  • tomosynthesis, or 3-D breast imaging, a breakthrough in mammography that provides a clearer, more accurate view compared to digital mammography alone and consistently shows improved breast cancer detection rates, especially invasive cancers, and a decrease in call backs; and 
  • accelerated breast radiation, where high dose radiation is administered in a much shorter time frame and in a prone (lying face down) position, which reduces radiation exposure to the skin and vital organs, such as the heart and lungs.
For more information about the Breast Center at Overlook Medical Center, visit For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, July 22, 8:00 AM

Summit Summer Farmers Market, Summit

Summit Farmers Market

Community Calendar Food & Drink Green Health & Wellness


Sun, July 22, 5:00 PM

Central Presbyterian Church, Summit

Summer Outdoor Worship with BBQ

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality


Mon, July 23, 7:45 AM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Monday Morning Yoga

Health & Wellness

Summit Police Blotter

July 9, 2018

6/19 - Peter Ferguson, 31, of New York, New York was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Point Pleasant Beach. Mr. Ferguson posted bail and was provided a new court date.

6/22 - At 1552 hours a report was taken for a theft of one thousand (1,000) mops from Overlook Hospital. The reporting individual indicated the theft occurred between 6/10 and 6/21. Taken from a storage area ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Details Three Things to Watch During Earnings Season on 'Wall St. Unplugged'

July 20, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, on Wall Street Unplugged discussing portfolio positioning during earnings season:

For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Valuations, Buybacks, Dividend Make Financials Attractive

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, appeared live on CNBC detailing the outlook for financial stocks and more:

For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive ...

Picking up the Pieces – The Benefits of Account Consolidation

Over a lifetime of investing we often have numerous accounts located at different financial firms.  Rarely are these accounts managed with a grand plan that takes into account all the individual pieces.   Account proliferation can be detrimental to your investment performance, increase your risk profile, and lighten your pocketbook.  

Account consolidation offers the ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.



Are You Ready for Your Child to Turn 18?

If your son or daughter is turning 18, here are a few things you need to know:

If you have an UGMA/UTMA savings account for your child, did you know those assets are his/her legal property and once that instrument matures (most often 21 years old or 18, if you designated that at time of account creation), those assets are at your child’s disposal with no restrictions or ...

Would Shedding

How much wood wouldn’t a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck woodn’t?


Enough already.  


I get it.  It is an easy mistake to make, misusing would and wouldn’t.  It happens to me all the time.


“Honey, when I said I didn’t see any reason why I would go to the ballet, I meant to say I couldn’t see ...