Hunterdon Healthcare has been named one of America’s Best Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Hunterdon Healthcare is in the top 8% of 4,812 U.S. hospitals offering breast care services.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.
“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.
Passi was the victim of poor imaging and misdiagnosis. Doctors eventually discovered her breast cancer after a surgical biopsy and two lumpectomies at the age of 42. Her experience was the inspiration behind creating the Women’s Choice Award following her career as former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines.
“We empower women to make educated, confident decisions about their health,” said 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 health care choices.”
The methodology used to select Hunterdon Healthcare 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 432 award winners, including Hunterdon Healthcare 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.
Hunterdon Healthcare provides Women’s breast imaging services at Hunterdon Women’s Imaging in Flemington and Advanced Imaging at Bridgewater located at 1121 US Hwy 22 West. In addition, Hunterdon Breast Surgery Center, a specialty practice operated by Hunterdon Healthcare, provides care, treatment and surgery if needed for individuals experiencing breast pain and/or breast abnormalities.
For more information on Hunterdon Healthcare, visit www.hunterdonhealthcare.org.