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Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. The award signifies Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is in the top 7 percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering breast care services. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

“Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer prides itself on providing top quality care through screening, state of the art technology, and dedicated local services,” said Patty Sredy, RN, BSN, administrative director of Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer. “We are proud to have earned the America’s Best Breast Cancer designation, in addition to our national and regional accolades for our Breast Center of Excellence.”

In addition to Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer receiving Women’s Choice Award, the Center has an esteemed accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, accreditation in Radiation Oncology, Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, CT, Mammography, MRI, Ultrasound and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy. In 2016, the Center invested in new technology such as Tomosynthesis, also known as a 3-D mammogram, which allows doctors to look at breast tissue from multiple angles. The Center boasts success through service from its nurses and the expertise of its providers including the region’s only breast radiologist Chivonne Harrigal, MD and oncology certified breast nurse navigator, Amy Thompson, RN, OCN, CN-BN.

The methodology used to select Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center as one of America’s Best Breast Centers is unique in that it evaluates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

The list of 352 award winners, including Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center represents breast centers that have met the highest standards of breast care in the nation as set by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology.

For more information about Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center Breast Center services, visit SaintMarysReno.com/Cancer.

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About Saint Mary’s Health Network: Saint Mary’s based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary’s offers a robust line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer, robust surgical and orthopedic services, and award-winning Cardiology program and more. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit www.SaintMarysReno.com.

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