Centers for Breast Health Receives Women's Choice Award

7/28/2014 - Peoria, Illinois

OSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health 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 with one in eight developing invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, OSF Saint Francis has signified its commitment to a global mission to elevate the patient experience.

OSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health earned the award by having met the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) standards from the American College of Surgeons, for carrying the Seal of the American College of Radiologists as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and for scoring above-average on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) patient satisfaction measures. 

“Finding breast cancer at its earliest stages is at the heart of what we do. Today’s most advanced technology combined with the passion and expertise of our staff is the reason our patients enjoy the benefits of an award-winning breast center close to home,”  said Jennifer Hopwood, MSN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. “We are honored for our Centers for Breast Health to be recognized among America’s best! Our team truly lives the Sisters’ Mission to serve with the greatest care and love.”

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

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OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, with 616 beds and more than 700 physicians, is the fourth-largest medical center in Illinois. A major teaching affiliate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, it is the area’s only Level I Trauma Center, the highest level designated in trauma care. It is home to Children’s Hospital of Illinois and the Illinois Neurological Institute. OSF Saint Francis and Children’s Hospital have been designated Magnet Status for excellence in nursing care since 2004. Learn more at


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 and joining the network.



Stacy Campbell
Community Relations Coordinator
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