BALTIMORE—(February 4, 2016)—The Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers. The award acknowledges MedStar Franklin Square’s ongoing commitment to providing the best possible care to patients with breast cancer, a disease developed by about one in eight American women during their lifetime.
One of 42 winners nationwide and only five in the state of Maryland, the Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square 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, MedStar Franklin Square also carries the Seal of the American College of Radiologists as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE), and scored above-average on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services patient satisfaction measures.
The Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square offers comprehensive breast health services and specializes in the development of breast cancer treatment plans that are as unique as each patient. MedStar Franklin Square offers advanced, personalized treatment options, including intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI), tumor molecular profiling, targeted therapies and advanced clinical trials.
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About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit medstarfranklinsquare.org for more information.