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Monmouth Medical Center’s Wilentz Center Receives Women’s Choice Award as One of America’s Best Breast Centers

09/30/2014

The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center Honored for Providing Exceptional Patient Care and Treatment, Offers Free Breast Education Screenings

The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center 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.

By carrying the Women's Choice Award seal, The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center 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.

"Breast care is extremely vital to women's health and we want them to know that the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center has met the highest standards in caring for the needs of their female patients," said Delia Passi, CEO & founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women's Choice Award. "The Women's Choice Award is the only program that identifies the nation's best in health care based on patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality medical experience."

The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center earned the award by having met the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) standards from the American College of Surgeons. As one of America's Best Breast Centers, the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical 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.

"We're extremely proud to be recognized with the Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Breast Centers," said Monmouth Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS. "This award affirms the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center's commitment to offering its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease."

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 health care choices."

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, granted a three-year full accreditation designation to the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center for "providing the highest quality evaluation and management of patients with breast disease." To receive this designation, a first for Monmouth and Ocean counties, the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center demonstrated compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.

The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center was introduced in 1994 to provide patients with clinically excellent and compassionate care in a supportive and comfortable setting that provides the very best in breast cancer detection and treatment. In 2010, it the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center became the state's first Certified Quality Comprehensive Breast Center of Excellence.

This October, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center is demonstrating its commitment to breast care by providing free breast education and screening programs as follows:

  • Saturday, October 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center
    300 Second Avenue, Long Branch
  • Thursday, October 30, from 1 to 5 p.m.
    Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus
    500 River Avenue, Suite 200, Lakewood

The programs, open to insured and uninsured women but limited to only 50 appointments, will feature free clinical breast exams and screening mammograms. Screenings for uninsured women are made possible by a grant from the Central and South Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. If insured, insurance information will be required at time of registration. For an appointment, call 732-923-7700, option 1.

Monmouth Medical Center also is the Survivorship Sponsor for the Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey Affiliate, 20th Annual Race for the Cure, taking place on October 5 at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson and is the 2014 Flagship Sponsor for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 19 in Point Pleasant. Additionally Monmouth is sponsoring the third annual Pier Village Goes Pink, which will feature a month full of event supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On October 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., A Taste of Pier Village will offer a roaming party for $75 that begins at McLoone's Pier House where guests will start the night with a glass of wine and crab cakes before setting off to stroll through Pier Village equipped with a map detailing which restaurants and shops to visit and what treats they have waiting. On October 25, the fun continues with the Pier Village Pooch Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Festival Plaza. Dogs and their owners will enjoy an afternoon of games, contests and prizes while visiting with local vendors culminating with the crowning of The Pinkest Pooch in Pier Village. Ticket for the Pooch Party are $15.

To learn more, visit www.monmouthwilentzbreastcenter.com. For more information on the Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey Affiliate, 20th Annual Race for the Cure, visit www.komencsnj.org. For more information on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org. To learn more about Pier Village Goes Pink, visit http://www.komencsnj.org/site/Calendar.

PHOTO CAPTION: Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer of Monmouth Medical Center, holds the Women's Choice Award trophy. With Dr. Vozos are members of the multidisciplinary team for the hospital's Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, which has been honored with the Women's Choice Award as One of America's Best Breast Centers.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Reporthas recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.

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