LCMH Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award As America’s Best Breast Center for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) has received the 2017 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers for the fourth consecutive year. 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.

The award signifies that LCMH is in the top seven percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering breast care services. 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.

The methodology used to select LCMH as one of America’s Best Breast Centers is unique in that it evaluates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

The list of 352 award winners, including LCMH, represents breast centers that have met the highest standards of breast care in the nation as set by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology.

“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 C.E.O. of 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.

“As a breast cancer survivor, I learned the hard way that where you choose to have your mammogram can have a profound impact on your outcome and experience,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “We empower women to make educated, confident decisions about their health. By identifying America’s Best Breast Centers, we’re helping women find the top accredited centers in their communities.”

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 87 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. Furthermore, women now can schedule a screening mammogram with Little Company of Mary Hospital online by going to www.lcmh.org/onlinescheduling.

WCA_Americas_Breast_Centers_2014-2017ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®

The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year. Visit www.womenschoiceaward.com to learn more.

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