Breast care is extremely vital to women’s health and we want them to know which centers have met the highest standards in caring for the needs of their female patients.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 19, 2014
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. Fortunately, earlier detection through screening, increased awareness and improved treatment have all contributed to a decline in deaths due to breast cancer. The Women’s Choice Award is proud to announce the 2014 winners of America’s Best Breast Centers – acknowledging the centers’ dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment.
The following breast centers carry the Women’s Choice Award seal, signifying their commitment to a global mission to elevate the patient experience for women and all patients:
- Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center (Mechanicsville, VA)
- Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital (Richmond, VA)
- Boulder Community Hospital (Boulder, CO)
- Center for Breast Health at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center (Jackson, MS)
- Margaret and Robert Hill Breast Center at Baptist Health (Jacksonville, FL)
- Hunterdon Medical Center (Flemington, NJ)
- Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (Youngstown, OH)
- Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital (Hendersonville, NC)
- Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals (Merrillville, IN)
- Ohio Valley Medical Center (Wheeling, WV)
- Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Posy Krehbeil Breast Care Center (Lake Forest, IL)
- The Breast Center of Excellence at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center (Pueblo, CO)
- Stamford Hospital (Stamford, CT)
- The Breast Center at Dyson Center for Cancer Care- Vassar Brothers Medical Center (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Centers earning the award have 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. America’s Best Breast Centers also carry 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.
“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 which centers have 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 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 on. The full list of awarded breast centers is available at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/fulllist.
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.