Central Maine Medical Center’s (CMMC) Sam and Jennie Bennett Breast Care Center has been named one of America’s Best Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®.
To be considered for the award, a center must meet certain criteria, including:
- Accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
- Carrying the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence seal from the American College of Radiology.
- Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) recommendation rating above the national average.
The Sam and Jennie Bennett Breast Care Center ranked in the top 1% out of more than 4,800 nationwide that reported any of the three breast center measurements meeting all three criteria.
“We are proud to be recognized with the Women’s Choice Award for Best Breast Center. This award highlights the expertise and dedication of our staff in providing the highest quality care–from screening to diagnosis, through treatment and ongoing support. Breast cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when caught early. We encourage every woman over 40 to have an annual breast screening,” said breast surgeon Pamela Rietschel, MD.
The Sam and Jennie Bennett Breast Care Center offers mammography and breast ultrasound services in an inclusive and healing environment focusing on the whole person—mind, body and spirit. The Center’s patients work with a multidisciplinary team of care providers, including breast surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and plastic surgeons, to create a personalized care plan. As an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, the Center’s patients have access to the latest treatment options. Via its close affiliation with the Dempsey Center, patients have access to massage therapy, support groups, counseling for families inclusive of children, and other cancer support programs. The Nurse Navigator is available to assist with transportation, appointments and many other care needs for the patient.
For more information about the Women’s Choice Award® America’s Best Breast Centers, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/.