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The Breast Center of Excellence at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center Receives Women’s Choice Award As One of America’s Best Breast Centers
Breast Center of Excellence honored for providing exceptional patient care and treatment
Pueblo, CO - February 19, 2014 - The Breast Center of Excellence at St. Mary-Corwin 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, the Breast Center of Excellence 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 that the Breast Center of Excellence at St. Mary-Corwin 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 Breast Center of Excellence 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, the Breast Center of Excellence at St. Mary-Corwin 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 are so proud that our Breast Center of Excellence is recognized as one of America’s Best Breast Centers by Women’s Choice Award. This award demonstrates our strong commitment to quality care for women and their unique health care needs,” said Brian Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our patients have a choice when it comes to their healthcare, and we are proud that this award represents the superior care and outstanding patient experience they can expect from our hospital.”
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/
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ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD