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UMCP Receives Women's Choice Award for Breast Care, Cancer Care

Aug 24, 2015

University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) has earned the 2015 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Breast Centers and one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, recognitions that are based on federal data measuring patient outcomes, quality of care and patient satisfaction.

UMCP earned its award as one of America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by meeting or exceeding the accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) as well as for excellent clinical performance related to patient safety measures and a high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital.

"We are pleased and honored to receive this award," said Donald F. Denny Jr., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at Princeton HealthCare System (which includes UMCP) and a board certified diagnostic radiologist. "It is one more important way of letting our community know that we provide exceptional care. We offer state-of-the-art technologies and the latest treatment options, delivered by outstanding surgeons, oncologists, radiologists and pathologists who collaborate to determine the best treatment plan for every individual and work closely with expert nurses and others to care for our patients."

The Women's Choice Award for America's Best Breast Centers—which applies to the care at UMCP and the UMCP Breast Health Center in East Windsor—-was based on patient satisfaction, accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and designation by the American College of Radiologists as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

"This is our second year in a row earning this award, and we're very proud of what it says about the care we deliver at the hospital and the Breast Health Center," said Rachel P. Dultz, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the UMCP Breast Health Center and a fellowship-trained breast surgeon. "It speaks to the quality of our staff and our physicians and the full range of individualized services and treatment options that we have to offer. We provide our patients with every advantage right here, close to home."

The Women's Choice Award is intended to help women and their families make the best healthcare choices by providing recommendations they can trust.

"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. "As a cancer survivor who faced a challenging journey to recovery, I wish I had the Women's Choice Award as a resource to spare me unnecessary fret and error. When faced with cancer you owe it to yourself and your family to get the best treatment."

A recent study by the Center for Talent Innovation (www.talentinnovation.org) found that women are tasked with making the vast majority of all healthcare decisions, yet they lack trust in their healthcare system.

America's Best Breast Centers
Full list available at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/breast-centers/
Read more about UMCP by clicking here.

America's Best Hospitals for Cancer Care
Full list available at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/cancer-care/
Read more about UMCP by clicking here.


ABOUT PRINCETON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org

ABOUT THE WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARD®
The Women's Choice Award® sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices through education, empowerment, and validation. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Madelyn Martinez, 954-922-0846
mmartinez@womenschoiceaward.com