National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence Recognition for Holy Cross Medical Center

April 14, 2021 Providence News Team

Medical Director of Hepatobiliary Program at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Dr. Babak (Bobby) Eghbalieh, M.D. FACS

National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence Recognition for Holy Cross Medical Center

We are very pleased to announce that Providence Holy Cross Medical Center has been nationally recognized as an approved Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF). NPF Center of Excellence status is awarded after a rigorous audit review to determine that an institution’s focus is on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer, treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.

This designation is a great honor for Holy Cross and represents the commitment of our teams across disciplines to providing high quality and compassionate care to patients with pancreatic cancer. A special thanks to the Medical Director of Hepatobiliary Program at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Dr. Babak (Bobby) Eghbalieh, M.D. FACS, who championed this project. We join an elite group of organizations across the country offering comprehensive pancreatic cancer care including University of California - San Francisco, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering, among others.

An approved NPF Center is required to meet the criteria developed by a task force made up of invited subject matter experts and patient advocates. Criteria includes having the required expert physician specialties such as advanced gastroenterologists, pancreas surgeons, oncologic vascular surgeons, pathologists and interventional radiologists, along with highly skilled nurses. Patient-focused programs include survivorship, palliative care, psychosocial support and more. Community events facilitate awareness and provide information about available resources.

For more information about the National Pancreas Foundation, visit pancreasfoundation.org.

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