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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
02/19/2014

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/

ABOUT ST. MARY-CORWIN’S BREAST CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
The Breast Center of Excellence at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is the only breast center to receive both a Breast Center of Excellence accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology south of Colorado Springs, CO.   St. Mary-Corwin is a full service, acute-care hospital serving Pueblo and southern Colorado communities since 1882. St. Mary-Corwin specializes in cancer care, women’s services, joint replacement, emergency and trauma, and cardiac care. St. Mary-Corwin is part of Centura Health, the region’s largest hospital and health care network. For more information on St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, visit www.stmarycorwin.org; or follow the hospital on Twitter @StMaryCorwin or www.facebook.com/StMaryCorwin.

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 www.womenschoiceaward.com and joining the network.

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