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March 3, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DANVILLE, Pa. – Both Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center have earned Women’s Choice Awards as America’s Best Breast Centers. They are two of just 14 Pennsylvania hospitals to earn the distinction.
All awarded centers have met the standards of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence seal from the American College of Radiology. They also have above average patient recommendation ratings according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
“Breast care is extremely vital to women’s health and we want women to choose breast centers that have met the highest standards in caring for the needs of their female patients,” said Delia Passi, founder of the Women’s Choice Award.
According to its website (http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/about-us/), The Women’s Choice Award “is a symbol of excellence in customer experience awarded by the collective voice of women.” The awards are based on a national survey with thousands of female respondents and reflect their consumer experience and propensity to recommend the brand, product or service.
“We are pleased with this honor because it reflects not only the perceptions of our patients about the care they received, but also our commitment to meeting high national standards,” said John F. Cardella (at left), M.D., FSIR, FACR, associate chief medical officer and chairman, system radiology, Geisinger Health System radiology. “We will continue providing the highest quality care for our patients.”
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development of innovative care models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As the nation’s largest rural health services organization, Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led system is comprised of more than 20,800 employees, including a 1,000-member multi-specialty group practice, eight hospital campuses, two research centers and a 450,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $6.1 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. The health system and the health plan have repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.
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