Saint Francis on list of “Best Hospitals for Breast Centers” is based on
women’s preferences, recommendation rating and clinical excellence
(Hartford, Conn. February 19, 2014) – Saint Francis
Hospital and Medical Center has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified®,
distinguishing it as one America’s Best
Breast Centers for 2014.
Francis is one of less than 300 hospitals nationally recognized by WomenCertified in this category and the
sole Connecticut hospital to earn this distinction for its breast health
Women’s Choice Award is a seal
reserved for hospitals who partner with WomenCertified
in its mission to support women across America.
The distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best
healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient
satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a
hospital, including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses
and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.
make or influence more than 90 percent of healthcare decisions for themselves
and their families, according to a study published by the American Academy of
take great pride in the exceptional services we provide at our Breast Health Center and this national
recognition is testament to the care we offer our patients and their families,”
states John Rodis, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
and Chief Physician Executive.
recognize that every woman is unique, and our care is tailored to each
patient’s individual needs and concerns,” adds Kim Caprio, M.D., Breast
Surgeon. “Our team is dedicated to treating
the total woman – mind, body and spirit. We provide the most sophisticated
screening technologies coupled with advice about lifestyle changes that can
help women stay healthy.”
the past two years, 80% of insured women age 50-64 reported receiving a
mammogram, according to The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
of the WomenCertified Inc., Best Breast
Centers have met the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
standards from the American College of Surgeons. Saint Francis also carries the
seal of the American College of Radiologists as a Breast Imaging Center of
Excellence. WomenCertified also noted
that Saint Francis scores well on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services patient satisfaction measures.
About Saint Francis Care
Saint Francis Care is an
integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and
Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since
1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching
hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England. Other major
entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation
Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and
Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional
Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple
Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare
Partners. Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson
Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health
Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner. Saint Francis Care’s
services are supported by a network of seven major Access Centers and eight
additional medical office centers sited throughout the region. For more
information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.