Greenwich Hospital receives Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Greenwich, CT — According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. This award signifies Greenwich Hospital’s commitment and passion towards an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients.

“We are thrilled to again be named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care,” said Norman G. Roth, president Greenwich Hospital. “We are honored to be chosen by women, who studies show make the majority of all healthcare decisions. Our expert physicians, clinicians and support staff ensure that our patients get the best care possible.”

While the overall odds are that two out of three women will never get cancer, over 800,000 women were diagnosed with cancer in 2014 with the most common cancers for women being breast cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer.

“Now more than ever, the Women’s Choice Award seal serves as a validation to women that they are selecting the best hospitals for their own care and that of their family,” said Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, president of the Women’s Choice Healthcare Division.

Greenwich Hospital is among the elite group of 331 hospitals who have earned the 2015 Women’s Choice Award by meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, as well as for their excellence in clinical performance with regard to patient safety measures, and for their high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital.

Studies have shown that each patient who is dissatisfied will inform up to ten other people of this dissatisfaction. This evidence further exemplifies the important focus on keeping as many people satisfied with their care as possible.

“Women have many choices when it comes to cancer care, but now they can make informed choices based on rigorous evidence based criteria,” said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “When faced with cancer you owe it to yourself and your family to get the best treatment,” added Passi.

Greenwich Hospital was also awarded Best Hospital for Obstetrics and Best Breast Center by Women’s Choice for the second year in a row.

Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence.