Monongahela Valley Hospital Receives the 2021 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Mammogram Imaging Centers


(November 20, 2020 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Monongahela Valley Hospital 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 health care.

According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women in the U.S. 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 Monongahela Valley Hospital, 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).

"It's been nearly six years since we began offering 3-D mammograms, which improve the ability to detect breast cancer earlier," explained Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital. "We are confident that this technology is helping to save lives in our community."

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