Baptist’s Hill Breast Center named one of America’s best
March 12, 2015 | Jacksonville, FL
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and its Hill Breast Center earned the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers.
The award acknowledges Hill Breast Center’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment for the second consecutive year. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women according to the American Cancer Society and one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
The Women’s Choice Award helps women and their families by providing recommendations they can trust and use when making healthcare choices.
“Our mission at Baptist Health and the Hill Breast Center is to improve the lives of women in our communities,” said Linda Allen, Baptist Health director of Women’s Imaging Services. “We appreciate the recognition and the dedication of all our team members who strive to live that mission every day.”
Christine Granfield, MD, medical director of Breast Imaging for Baptist Health, added, “It is our honor to serve the women of this community. As a dedicated team of multi-disciplinary sub-specialists, we collaborate to provide a best-practice, personally designed, advanced plan of care for each patient - from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.”
Baptist earned the award by having met the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) standards from the American College of Surgeons. The NAPBC is a consortium of national, professional organizations focused on breast health and dedicated to the improvement of quality care and outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast through evidence-based standards and patient and professional education. As one of America’s Best Breast Centers, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and the Hill Breast Center also carry 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.
“Every 2 minutes a women in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer, and she needs to know which breast centers she can trust to navigate this uncertain path,” says Delia Passi, CEO & founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “Breast care is extremely vital to women’s health and we want them to know that the Hill Breast Center has met the highest standards in caring for the needs of their female patients. The Women’s Choice Award is the only program that identifies the nation’s best in healthcare based on patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality medical experience.”