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Eastern Connecticut Health Network’s Women’s Center for Wellness Receives the 2021 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers


South Windsor, CT –April 13, 2021– ECHN’s Women’s Center for Wellness has been named one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, a trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

“As a breast cancer survivor, I learned the hard way that where you choose to have your mammogram can have a profound impact on your outcome and experience,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award.

Passi was the victim of poor imaging and misdiagnosis.  Doctors eventually discovered her breast cancer after a surgical biopsy and two lumpectomies at the age of 42.  Her experience was the inspiration behind creating the Women’s Choice Award following her career as former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines.

“Knowing where to go for the best mammogram will reduce your risk of a false positive or the possibility of missing cancers,” said Passi. “By letting women know which imaging centers in their area are among America’s best for mammograms, we are able to reduce risk by helping them make better decisions and smarter health care choices.”

The list of 1,605 award winners, including ECHN’s Women’s Center for Wellness, represents imaging centers that carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology and are accredited for Mammograms (MAP).

“We agree that where you choose to have your mammogram makes a critical difference in detecting breast cancer at the earliest stages. ECHN offers advance 3D technology (tomosynthesis) that combines multiple breast x-rays to create a three-dimensional picture of the breast. Once reviewed by our expert radiologist this technology can effectively address concerns for people with no signs or symptoms. ECHN is very proud to be a 2021 recipient of the Women’s Choice Award that support only the very best imaging centers. Women are urged to look for imaging centers that have this designation for excellence in compassionate care and service.” says ECHN CEO Deborah Weymouth about earning the America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Center designation.

“This award recognizes the high-quality imaging and exceptional service provided to patients by our staff on a daily basis,” said Frederick Shuler, MD, Medical Director of The Women’s Center for Wellness. To learn more about ECHN’s Women’s Center for Wellness, please visit https://www.echn.org/services/womens-center-for-wellness/

For more information about the America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers, please visit https://womenschoiceaward.com/mammogram

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ECHN is a community healthcare system serving 19 towns in eastern Connecticut. Its network of affiliates includes Manchester Memorial Hospital, Rockville General Hospital, Eastern Connecticut Medical Professionals, Women’s Center for Wellness, Visiting Nurse & Health Services of CT, Eastern Connecticut Cancer Institute, and more. Visit our website at www.echn.org for more detailed information about the health system.


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The Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals™ is a trusted referral source and coveted credential that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations. The Best Hospitals demonstrate exceptional ratings, providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being.  The Women’s Choice Award is the only designation that takes into consideration the preferences of women when selecting a hospital. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.

The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women’s Choice Award.