Little Company of Mary Hospital 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 U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, Little Company of Mary Hospital 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.
“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 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 Hospital 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 Hospital 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 Hospital 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 Comprehensive Breast Health Center is 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 demonstrates Little Company of Mary’s strong commitment to quality 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.”
Little Company of Mary’s Comprehensive Breast Health Center is located on the first floor of the new Women’s Center for Life and Health. At Little Company of Mary, we take a holistic approach to the healing process. We have a multidisciplinary team that ranges from fellowship-trained surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, navigators and expert nursing staff who work together to create a single gateway for breast wellness.
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/
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 nearly 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 make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women and those that deliver a customer experience worthy of her 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 vs. men. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified®, 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 official website at www.womenschoiceaward.com and joining the network.