Brownsville, Texas, June 15, 2022 – Valley Regional Medical Center 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 1,628 award winners, including Valley Regional Medical Center, 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).

 “Receiving this award again is a tangible manifestation of our commitment towards excellence, and more importantly it is a blessing for our community,” said Guillaume Boiteau, M.D., an interventional radiologist at Valley Regional Medical Center. “It reflects the quality our patient-centered professionals provide. Indeed, this will help guide our loved ones towards the best option to detect and erase breast cancer at an early stage.”

Valley Regional Medical Center is still the only hospital in the Rio Grande Valley to be recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. The 3D mammography suite promotes a sense of calm, with elegant lighting and gentle, rounded shapes. The sensory suite was built with one objective in mind: to ease anxiety from the moment a patient enters the exam room.

In addition to the calming sensory suite, the new patient-assisted remote offers women a sense of control with the ability to regulate their level of breast compression.

The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence is also the only center to offer a high-risk screening program that includes genetic testing for patients that may be at an elevated risk of developing cancer in the following sites: breast, ovarian, gastric, colorectal, pancreatic, melanoma and endometrial.

For more information about America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers, please visit their website.

Valley Regional Medical Center Receives the 2022 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Mammogram Imaging Centers
Award Seal - Women’s Choice Award - Best Mammogram Center 2022