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The Breast Center Honored By Women’s Choice Award

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Center Only One in Maryland to Receive the Top Honor

The Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has received America's Best Breast Centers' Women's Choice Award, for a fourth consecutive year, and tops the list of breast centers in the state of Maryland. The recognition is the country's only award bestowed on breast centers based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. 

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center’s Breast Center was one of less than two dozen centers in the country to be designated a Featured Breast Center of Excellence and was the only one selected in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware and Virginia. Eleven others in Maryland were also honored for meeting high standards but were not designated Featured Breast Centers of Excellence.

“When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she is looking for compassionate care that considers her unique disease and tailors a treatment plan just for her,” said Dr. Kristen Fernandez, director of the center. “We are so thrilled that The Women’s Choice Award has yet again recognized our staff and their hard work to create the best outcomes for patients who are going through one of the biggest fights of their lives.”

The Women’s Choice Award sifts through accreditations and federal government patient recommendation rankings to determine which are the highest quality breast centers in the nation. America’s Best Breast Centers award winners must meet National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers standards from the American College of Surgeons or be designated as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence (Comprehensive) by the National Consortium of Breast Centers; they must carry the seal of the American College of Radiologists as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence; and they must receive a rating in the top 75% for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ patient recommendation measures, or their equivalent in the case of breast centers without hospital affiliation.

The surgeons at The Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center treat the disease by drafting a personalized treatment plan for to the patient’s unique needs. It offers targeted therapies or biologics, advanced clinical trials, tumor molecular profiling, intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), and accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). All the breast surgeons have been designated “Top Doctors” by Baltimore magazine.

Click here for more information about The Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.


About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 353-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 our Emergency Department treats more than 80,000 patients 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 for more information.


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