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.