Greenwich Hospital receives 2016 Women’s Choice Award for Best Breast Centers
Friday, September 30, 2016
Greenwich, CT (Sept. 30, 2016) – For the third consecutive year, Greenwich Hospital has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers.
“This award affirms our belief that every woman deserves the finest breast care,” said Barbara Ward, MD, medical director of the Breast Center at the Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Greenwich Hospital Campus. “We are committed to providing the highest level of cancer care in a compassionate setting that addresses both the physical and emotional needs of our patients.”
The Woman’s Choice Award is given to breast centers that have met the high standards of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence seal from the American College of Radiology. The evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best breast centers based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
As part of the Yale New Haven Health’s Smilow Cancer Hospital network, Greenwich Hospital offers a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art cancer care services, including three-dimensional mammography; advanced medical, surgical and radiation therapy options; ongoing clinical trials; patient and family support groups; and survivorship programs.
Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women, according to the American Cancer Society. One in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
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.
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