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Cary’s Women’s Imaging Center Receives Women’s Choice Award

Posted May 08, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.

Cary Medical 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.

By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, Cary Medical Center has signified its commitment to a global mission to elevate the patient experience for women and all patients as one of America’s Best Breast Centers.

“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 Cary Medical 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.”

Kris Doody, RN, MSB, Cary Chief Executive Officer accepted the award and acknowledged the efforts of hospital personnel. “We are so proud of our new Women’s Imaging Center and our staff who provide such incredible service to patients and their families. This recognition with the Women’s Choice Award is further evidence that women in Aroostook County recognize and appreciate the high level of clinical quality and patient satisfaction they experience in our facility.”

This is the second year in a row that Cary Medical Center has been recognized by ‘Women Certified’. In 2013 the hospital received the ‘Women’s Choice Award’ for ‘Best Patient Experience in Obstetrics’.

“Being honored with the award for Obstetrics and now receiving the 2014 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers is a humbling experience for us and a tribute to the outstanding performance of our entire healthcare team”, said Doody. “We are so grateful to the many donors, including our own staff, who helped us raise more than $800,000 for the new Women’s Imaging Center and have helped to make this recognition possible.

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

“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.”

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/

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ABOUT CARY MEDICAL CENTER

About Cary Medical Center…Cary Medical Center is a 65-bed general acute care hospital located in Caribou, Maine. The hospital also manages a 9-Bed Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFIID) in Van Buren, Maine. The hospital offers Award Winning HealthCare and has received the Best Overall Performer Award from Avatar International a hospital survey company that surveys some 400 hospitals nationwide. Cary Medical Center is also the home of the Maine Veterans Home and Residential Care facility, and is the home of the first in the nation Veterans Administration Community Based Outpatient Clinic or CBOC. The hospital works closely with Pines Health Services a Federally Qualified Health Center based in Caribou, Maine with satellite locations in Presque Isle, Washburn, Fort Fairfield, and Van Buren, Maine.

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD

The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women and those that deliver a customer experience worthy of her recommendation. Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified®, home of the Women’s Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences of women to provide them with a collective voice. Women can make their preferences heard and be part of the mission toward a million voices strong by visiting the Women’s Choice Award official website at www.womenschoiceaward.com and joining the network.

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