LCM Receives the 2015 Women’s Choice Award As America’s Best Breast Center for the Consecutive Year
Little Company of Mary Hospital 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. This is Little Company of Mary’s second year in a row receiving this eminent honor from America’s Best Breast Center. 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, Little Company of Mary’s Nationally Accredited Comprehensive Breast Health 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 two 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 Little Company of Mary’s Nationally Accredited Comprehensive Breast Health Center 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.”
Little Company of Mary’s Comprehensive Breast Health Center 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, Little Company of Mary’s Nationally Accredited Comprehensive Breast Health 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 that our Nationally Accredited Comprehensive Breast Health Center has been once again recognized as one of America’s Best Breast Centers by Women’s Choice Award,” said Dennis Reilly, President and Chief Executive Officer. “For many years we have partnered with our community to increase awareness about the importance of breast health. This award further demonstrates Little Company of Mary’s strong commitment to quality and evidence based care for women and their unique healthcare needs.” 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 Little Company of Mary’s Comprehensive and Nationally Accredited Breast Center, please visitLCMH.org/breast.
ABOUT LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL
Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (www.LCMH.org), is a Catholic, not-for-profit hospital based in Evergreen Park. For 85 years, Little Company of Mary has a long tradition of serving the needs of women and their families. Recently, Little Company of Mary transformed its campus through the addition of the West Pavilion patient tower, which includes the new comprehensive Women’s Center for Life and Health. Our Women’s Center provide women’s healthcare needs conveniently under one roof—from routine wellness exams and screenings to advanced diagnostic facilities for even the most critical health conditions. Little Company of Mary continues to achieve accolades for quality, provides new medical advances and offers a convenient range of services to our community. If you need assistance finding a Little Company of Mary physician that’s right for you, check out the Physician Match service – it’s a free healthcare referral service that provides detailed biographical information on hundreds of physicians within a variety of medical specialties. Call 708.423.3070 or 1.866.540.LCMH or visit www.LCMH.org.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD
The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women to make smarter choices for themselves and their families. The company and its awards identify the brands, products and services that are most recommended and trusted by women. The Women’s Choice Award is the only evidence-based quality designation that drives consumer and patient appreciation through education, empowerment and validation. Additionally, they recognize those that deliver a recommendation-worthy customer experience. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.