October 10, 2017
For a fourth consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has earned the Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. This recognition signifies that Valley is in the top 7 percent of U.S. hospitals offering breast care services.
“We are proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for breast care,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System. “It’s a testament to the priority our Breast Center physicians, nurses and staff place on delivering clinical excellence as well as personalized patient experiences that exceed standard expectations.”
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. To qualify for this recognition, The Valley Hospital Breast Center, along with 352 other award winners throughout the nation, had to meet the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) standards from the American College of Surgeons and carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology. In addition, the methodology used to select Valley as one of America’s Best Breast Centers included evaluating Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
“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. “By identifying America’s Best Breast Centers, we’re helping women find the top accredited centers in their communities.”
According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.
For more information on the 2017 America’s Best Breast Centers, visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/.