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Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Breast Care Center Named One of America's Best

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Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center has been named a recipient of the 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.

"The Women's Choice Award acknowledges our mission and continued effort to elevate the patient experience," said Tara Breslin, MD, FACS, medical director of the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Breast Care Program."We treat every chapter in a woman's lifelong journey of breast care with understanding, sensitivity, and comprehensive attention to detail."

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Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center 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, Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center 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.

The Women's Choice Award helps women and their families by providing recommendations they can trust and use when making healthcare choices.

"Today, there are nearly three million breast cancer survivors in the United States and we only want to see this number increase," 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 Posy Krehbiel Breast Care 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."

"We have found that recommendations are the single most important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital or care center," added Passi. "By letting women know which breast centers in their area are among America's best, we are able to reduce risk by helping them make better decisions and smarter healthcare choices."

To learn more about Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center, visit lfh.org.

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