methNorthwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals earns the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment for a second consecutive year. 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 evidence-based designation of the Women’s Choice Award seal, Methodist Hospital’s Breast Care Center has signified its commitment to a global mission to elevate the patient experience for women and all patients as one of more than 315 America’s Best Breast Centers.
“Every 2 minutes a women in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer, and she needs to know which breast centers she can trust to navigate this uncertain path,” says Delia Passi, CEO & founder of Women Certified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “Breast care is extremely vital to women’s health and we want them to know that Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals 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.”
Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals 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 Care 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 are proud to receive this award, and I congratulate our staff and physicians for their hard work and dedication each and every day. Earning this award for the second year in a row is a great achievement, and Methodist has a history of leadership as we were the first hospital in the Indiana Region to offer 3D mammography technology and the first to gain NAPBC Accreditation, and being awarded the Breast Imaging Center by the American College of Radiology. This award is once again a testament of our overriding goal of providing the best treatment and outcomes for our patients,” said Raymond Grady, President & CEO.
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 Methodist Hospitals by visiting their profile: http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hosp/featured/nw-indiana-breast-care-center/.