Center of Excellence Application


The diagnosis of bladder exstrophy is initially devastating and frightening for parents. They are catapulted into the world of complex and chronic health conditions. The ability to find specialized care quickly and easily is in the forefront of mind and many of their primary care physicians, gynecologists, and obstetricians and have never heard of this condition. They reach out to A-BE-C for help.

By becoming a designated Centers of Excellence, you will be helping families and patients quickly find the care and support they need.


The Center of Excellence designation is given out to those facilities/institutions that demonstrate excellent patient care in the areas of bladder and cloacal exstrophy by meeting 10 major criteria.

Application Process

Designation is determined by a consensus of the A-BE-C medical advisory board. The process of COE designation consists of:

  1. Completing and submitting an application with additional documentation
  2. An annual administration fee of $1750.00 USD

COE designation is in effect for five years.

Quality Improvement and Evaluation is to be repeated every 5 years

Application Deadline for 2019 Designation:

Applications accepted before December 31, 2018 will be invoiced in January 2019. After January 1, 2019 the administration fee is due with the application.

Center of Excellence Benefits and Application

Please complete the following form. Information on benefits and a application will be sent to the email address provided.

Request for Center of Excellence Application
Please send me an application and detailed information on the benefits of being designated as a Center of Excellence for bladder and cloacal exstrophy.
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