St. Joseph Earns Women's Choice Award for Breast Center

St. Joseph Earns Women's Choice Award for Breast Center

09-16-2015

St. Joseph Medical Center 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. By carrying the evidence-based designation of the Women’s Choice Award seal, The Breast Center at St. Joseph 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.

The Breast Center at St. Joseph 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, St. Joseph 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 take our responsibility of providing the highest quality care very seriously,” says Colleen Johnson, Director of the Breast Center at St. Joseph. “This award is the only one in the nation based on patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality medical experience.”

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.

“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 and 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 at St. Joseph has met the highest standards in caring for the needs of their patients.”

St. Joseph Medical Center is a faith-based, 310-bed hospital providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services from a 24- hour Emergency Department to state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. St. Joseph has earned the Magnet designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing. Key services include the St. Joseph Heart Institute, St. Joseph Breast Center, Birthing Center and Joint and Spine Institute. We believe that continuous, quality of care and performance improvement are the foundation for preserving and enhancing healthcare delivery. For more information, visitstjosephkc.com.

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