Long Branch, NJ – The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical
Center 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 health care.
The award signifies that Monmouth Medical Center is in the top 7 percent
of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering breast care services.
Monmouth Medical Center is the only hospital in Monmouth County to have
earned the award for four consecutive years, and one of only eight in
the state to have earned that same distinction.
According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight 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.
“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
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 previous career as publisher of
Working Woman and
Working Mother magazines.
“We empower women to make educated, confident decisions about their
health,” said Passi. “By identifying America’s Best
Breast Centers, we’re helping women find the top accredited centers
in their communities.”
The methodology used to select Monmouth Medical Center as one of America’s
Best Breast Centers is unique in that it evaluates results from hospital
satisfaction surveys required by the federal government (Hospital Consumer
Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
survey results) along with primary research about women’s health care preferences.
The list of 352 award winners, including the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive
Breast Center, 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.
The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center recently received
an additional marker of quality: it achieved another three-year reaccreditation
from the National Accreditation Programs for Breast Centers (NAPBC), with
the surveyor commenting on “an overall excellent program with dedicated
staff delivering robust patient-centered care.” The Wilentz Center
is the only NAPBC-accredited program in Monmouth County and the first
to be accredited in Ocean County.
The Wilentz Center was also the first in New Jersey to introduce the Affirm™
prone biopsy system, the world’s first and only dedicated prone
biopsy system to offer both 2D and 3D™ imaging-guided breast biopsies
that treats breast cancer in the prone position, or face down. The addition
of this innovative technology continues to make Monmouth Medical Center
the leader in breast care.
“Once again, the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center
has proved that compassionate, multidisciplinary care from our top physicians,
combined with state-of-the-art technology and cancer treatment, distinguishes
us in health care,” said Bill Arnold, President and CEO, Monmouth
Medical Center. “We are honored and humbled to accept the designation
of America’s Best Breast Center.”
For more information about the 2017 America’s Best Breast Centers,
https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/. To learn more about the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center
at Monmouth Medical Center, call 732-923-7700.
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women to make smart health care choices by identifying the country’s
best health care institutions based on robust criteria that consider female
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