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Saint Peter’s Breast Center receives Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s best breast centers

Release date: 9/24/2014

Saint Peter’s Breast Center receives Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s best breast centers

 

Honored for providing exceptional patient care and treatment

  NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. ─ The Saint Peter’s Breast 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 United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, Saint Peter’s Breast Center 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.Womens Choice Award Badge

 “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 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 Saint Peter’s Breast 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 health care based on patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality medical experience.”

Saint Peter’s Breast 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, Saint Peter’s Breast 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.

“Saint Peter’s Breast Center was central New Jersey’s first facility specializing in breast care to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers,” noted Ronald C. Rak, JD, president and CEO, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “Today we remain a leader in the cause of better breast health for women by offering the most advanced medical treatments and compassionate providers, all within a soothing and private environment.”

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.

About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital; and Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corp., which oversees the system’s outpatient facilities. These include the CARES Surgicenter; New Brunswick Cardiac Cath Lab; Community Care Services Inc.; the Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center Inc., a residential skilled nursing facility in Somerset; and Saint Peter’s Adult Day Center in Monroe Township. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, please visit www.saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.

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 - those that deliver a customer experience worthy of their 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 versus men. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc., 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’s official website and joining the network.

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