Jackson, MS (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
The Center for Breast Health at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women according to the American Cancer Society, and one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center has signified its commitment to a global mission to elevate the patient experience for women and all patients as one of America’s Best Breast Centers.
“Today, there are nearly three million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and we only want to see this number increase,” says Delia Passi, CEO & founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “Breast care is extremely vital to women’s health and we want them to know the Center for Breast Health has met the highest standards in caring for the needs of their female patients. The Women’s Choice Award is the only program that identifies the nation’s best in healthcare based on patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality medical experience.”
The Center for Breast Health earned the award by having met the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) standards from the American College of Surgeons. The NAPBC is a consortium of national, professional organizations focused on breast health and dedicated to the improvement of quality care and outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast through evidence-based standards and patient and professional education. As one of America’s Best Breast Centers, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center also carries the Seal of the American College of Radiologists as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and scored above-average on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services patient satisfaction measures.
“We wanted to cater to our patients and help them feel welcome and confident in their care,” said The Center’s Breast Imaging Medical Director Larkin Carter, MD. “Mammograms can be stressful. So, not only is the high level of service and quality of care important, the structural design of this center was just as important. We provide results while patients wait and offer a Breast Health Navigator Nurse to coordinate care for our patients.”
The Women’s Choice Award helps women and their families by providing recommendations they can trust and use when making healthcare choices.
“We have found that recommendations are the single most important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital or care center,” added Passi. “By letting women know which breast centers in their area are among America’s best, we are able to reduce risk by helping them make better decisions and smarter healthcare choices.”
As the collective voice of female consumers, the Women’s Choice Award provides women with recommendations from other women that they can rely upon. The full list of awarded breast centers is available at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/breast-centers/. Learn more about Mississippi Baptist Medical Center by visiting their profile: mbs.org/breasthealth.
ABOUT CENTER FOR BREAST HEALTH AT MISSISSIPPI BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center and the Radiological Group joined forces and opened the Center for Breast Health in 2011. Located on the first floor of the medical center’s Baptist for Women tower in Jackson, Miss., the Center features state-of-the-art equipment, separate diagnostic and screening rooms, experienced staff and surroundings that rival any world-class spa or salon. There is also a Breast Health Navigator Nurse to coordinate care. Patients receive results while they wait with on-site interpretation by the Radiological Group, PA. The Center for Breast Health is Mississippi’s first center accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) administered by the American College of Surgeons. It is deemed as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Joint Commission, the national organization evaluating and accrediting healthcare organizations, awarded Baptist Medical Center the Gold Seal of Approval for Disease Specific Care in Breast Cancer in Mississippi. For more information about The Center for Breast Health call 601.973.3180.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD
The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women and those that deliver a customer experience worthy of her recommendation. Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified®, home of the Women’s Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences of women to provide them with a collective voice. Women can make their preferences heard and be part of the mission toward a million voices strong by visiting the Women’s Choice Award official website at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com and joining the network.