Pictured: Mammography Technologists: Erica Masso, RT(R)(M) and Rosa Montiel RT(R)(M) at the Valley Regional Medical Center Mammography Sensory Suite

Brownsville, TX – 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 1,605 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 the Women’s Choice Award is a great honor and proof of our most sincere commitment to provide the highest level of detection and imaging quality against breast cancer, said Dr. Guillaume Boiteau, interventional radiologist at Valley Regional Medical Center. “ Valley Regional Medical Center is simply the best option in the Rio Grande Valley to detect breast cancer at an early stage, which is essential to win decisively against this all too common cancer.” He added, “Do what’s best for you and your loved ones, let us help you win this fight with the best mammography and breast imaging center in South Texas.

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

About Valley Regional Medical Center

Valley Regional Medical Center is a full-service, 214-bed acute care hospital that provides a wide range of quality services including advanced diagnostic imaging, bariatrics, interventional cardiac catheterization, open-heart surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and women’s and children’s services. Serving Brownsville and the surrounding Rio Grande Valley communities for over 45 years, Valley Regional Medical Center is a nationally accredited Primary Stroke Center and its emergency department is a designated Level III Trauma Center. Valley Regional Medical Center is part of the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. For more information on Valley Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, visit valleyregionalmedicalcenter.com.

About HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division

HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 16 hospitals, 10 ambulatory care centers, 16 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides on-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division hospitals as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is part of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 184 hospitals in the United States and England. For more information, visit HCAgulfcoast.com 

About the Women's Choice Award®

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.