| Breast Care Committee
A group of physicians and other health care providers from the community, known as the Breast Care Committee, meets routinely to evaluate and improve the coordination of breast care for women in Central Minnesota. This group of radiologists, general and reconstructive surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, and primary care doctors meets to review the current diagnostic and treatment strategies to develop the best possible approach to the treatment of breast cancer and other breast problems.
The Breast Care Committee has three main goals:
- facilitate prompt and coordinated medical management for all patients
- provide a convenient, supportive and educational environment for patients and families
- develop a comprehensive program locally that is recognized for quality and excellence.
Numerous special Breast Case Conferences are conducted throughout the year by radiologists and pathologists at St. Cloud Hospital. This is an opportunity to do case-by-case correlation of radiological findings and interpretations with pathology findings. The educational forum is considered a "quality improvement" activity where all specialty physicians (radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, oncologists) can combine clinical case studies with evidence-based medicine to develop outcome measures for improving patient care.