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Ashikari Breast Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital Receives 2015 Women’s Choice Award As An America’s Best Breast Center

Apr 14

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Ashikari Breast Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital
honored for providing exceptional patient care and treatment

Dobbs Ferry, New York ─ March 10, 2015 ─ Ashikari Breast Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital earns the 2015 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 according to the American Cancer Society, and one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
By carrying the evidence-based designation of the Women’s Choice Award seal, Ashikari Breast Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital has signified its commitment to a global mission to elevate the patient experience for women and all patients at one of more than 315 America’s Best Breast Centers.
 “Every 2 minutes a women in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer, and she needs to know which breast centers she can trust to navigate this uncertain path,” says Delia Passi, CEO & founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “Breast care is extremely vital to women’s health and we want them to know that Ashikari Breast Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital has met the highest standards in caring for the needs of their female patients. The Women’s Choice Award is the only program that identifies the nation’s best in healthcare based on patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality medical experience.”
Ashikari Breast Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital earned the award by having met the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) standards from the American
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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, Ashikari Breast Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital also carries the Seal of the American College of Radiologists as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and scored above-average on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services patient satisfaction measures.  
“The Ashikari Breast Center at St. John’s provides patients access to the latest and most advanced breast care medical technology available. We strive to continually enhance the patient experience and help our organization maintain its position as leader in quality healthcare. St. John’s is proud to have the Ashikari Breast Center at St John’s,” said Ronald J. Corti, President & CEO of St. John’s Riverside Hospital.  
The Women’s Choice Award helps women and their families by providing recommendations they can trust and use when making healthcare choices.
“We have found that recommendations are the single most important consideration used by women in selecting a hospital or care center,” added Passi. “By letting women know which breast centers in their area are among America’s best, we are able to reduce risk by helping them make better decisions and smarter healthcare choices.”
As the collective voice of female consumers, the Women’s Choice Award provides women with recommendations from other women that they can rely upon. Click here fro the full list of awarded breast centers.  Learn more about St. John’s Riverside Hospital by visiting their profile Click Here

St. John’s Riverside Hospital is a 407-bed hospital that has provided health care to the City of Yonkers and Rivertowns since 1869. Approximately 400 physicians, representing almost every medical and surgical specialty, are on staff. Riverside Health Care System, Inc. includes St. John’s Andrus, Dobbs Ferry and ParkCare Pavilions and the Cochran School of Nursing. The Ashikari Breast Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital offers Early Detection with our high resolution ultrasound and digital mammography, a new state-of-the-art MRI with dedicated breast coil that provides enhanced imaging for our patients and allows us to perform MRI-guided biopsy procedures when needed; one-stage prophylactic nipple sparing mastectomy for high-risk patients; Immediate Reconstruction following Mastectomy; Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), a technique that delivers a concentrated dose of radiation to the excision site at the time of surgery; Patient Navigation - serves as a proactive guide to help you “navigate” all available necessary information from the professional and supportive staff as well as community resources that will make the journey to recovery more understandable and positive. For more information please visit

The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women to make smarter choices for themselves and their families. The company and its awards identify the brands, products and services that are most recommended and trusted by women. The Women’s Choice Award is the only evidence-based quality designation that drives consumer and patient appreciation through education, empowerment and validation. Additionally, they recognize those that deliver a recommendation-worthy customer experience. Visit to learn more.



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