Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best breast centers based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
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 374 award winners.
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 coalition of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of quality care and outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast through evidence-based standards. 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.
“Little Company of Mary is 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 at LCMH. “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.”
Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women according to the American Cancer Society. One in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
“Whether it’s an annual mammogram or addressing a more serious concern, every woman deserves the best breast care and an opportunity to live a healthy life. By letting women know which breast centers in their area are among America’s best, we are able to reduce their risk by helping them make smarter healthcare choices,” says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.
ABOUT LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL
Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers is a Catholic, not-for-profit hospital based in Evergreen Park. For more than 85 years, Little Company of Mary has held a long tradition of serving the needs of women and their families. Our Women’s Center for Life and Health 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 Hospital 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, please contact Physician Match – a free healthcare referral service that provides detailed biographical information on many physicians within a variety of medical specialties. Call 708.423.3070 or 1.866.540.LCMH or visit www.LCMH.org.
The Women’s Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smart choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. To learn more about Women’s Choice Award® or for more information on the 2016 America’s Best Breast Centers, visit www.womenschoiceaward.com.