UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health Receives 2015 Women’s Choice Award As America’s Best Breast Center

Cancer Center honored for providing exceptional patient care and treatment.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Katie Dagenais
Orlando Health
407.242.0305
katie.dagenais@orlandohealth.com

Susan Long
Women’s Choice Award
954.922.0846
slong@womencertified.com

ORLANDO, Fla. — UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health earns the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. 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.

By carrying the evidence-based designation of the Women’s Choice Award seal, UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health has signified its commitment to a global mission to elevate the patient experience for women and all patients as one of more than 315 America’s Best Breast Centers.

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 UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health 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.”

UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health 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, UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health also carries 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. 

“We are very honored to receive this special recognition,” says Mark Roh, MD, president, UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health. “Every year thousands of women walk through our doors to face the fight of their life. We understand that fight and the importance of treating the entire person — both on a clinical and emotional level. Thanks to tremendous advancements in technology and treatment, when caught early breast cancer has a more than 95 percent cure rate. But even if not curable, breast cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. We are proud to support the brave women who trust us with their lives and their future breast care.”

As the collective voice of female consumers, the Women’s Choice Award provides women with recommendations from other women that they can rely upon. The full list of awarded breast centers is available at http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/breast-centers.

Learn more about UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health by visiting their profile: http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hosp/featured/uf-health-cancer-center-orlando-health.

ABOUT UF HEALTH CANCER CENTER — ORLANDO HEALTH
Orlando Health is a $1.9 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of physician practices, hospitals and care centers throughout Central Florida. The organization, which includes Physician Associates, one of the largest multispecialty practices in central Florida and the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. They are: Orlando Regional Medical Center; Dr. P. Phillips Hospital; South Seminole Hospital; Health Central Hospital, the Arnold Palmer Medical Center, which consists of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies; the UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health (effective Jan. 31, 2014), South Lake Hospital (50 percent affiliation); and St. Cloud Regional Medical Center (20 percent affiliation). Areas of clinical excellence are heart and vascular, cancer care, neurosciences, surgery, pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatology, and women’s health.

Orlando Health is one of Central Florida’s largest employers with nearly 15,000 employees and more than 2,500 affiliated physicians supporting our philosophy of providing high quality care and service that revolves around patients’ needs. We prove this everyday with more than 110,000 inpatient admissions and nearly 690,000 outpatient visits each year. In all, Orlando Health serves 1.6 million Central Florida residents and nearly 3,000 international patients annually. Additionally, Orlando Health provides approximately $239 million in support of community health needs. More information can be found on About Us.

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD
The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women to make smarter choices for themselves and their families. The company and its awards identify the brands, products and services that are most recommended and trusted by women. The Women’s Choice Award is the only evidence-based quality designation that drives consumer and patient appreciation through education, empowerment and validation. Additionally, they recognize those that deliver a recommendation-worthy customer experience. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.

March 16, 2015, in Corporate News