Every year in October hundreds of women across the country gather to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year was no exception at Methodist Hospitals’ Northwest Indiana’s Breast Cancer Center in Merrillville. Close to 100 women gathered for breakfast and a day of pampering that included mini facials, chair massages, manicures, and healthy smoothies. Every woman that scheduled a mammogram received a free pink bracelet as a gift of health. Since Go Pink was the theme pink mums were raffled off to celebrate the upcoming fall season. Door prizes included a $500 gift Basket to State of Mind Salon and Day Spa in Crown Point, a Mary Kay gift box, a Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Basket and a basket from Intrigue Salon & Day Spa in Dyer. It was truly a day of pampering and education about breast health awareness.
Dr. Bharat Barai, Medical Director of the Oncology Institute, and Stacy Knox, RN, Breast Care Nurse Navigator were present to answer any questions attendees had. The Breast Care Center recently received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award for the third consecutive year. By carrying the evidence based designation of the Women’s Choice Award seal Methodist Hospital’s Breast Care Center has signified its commitment to a global mission to elevate the patient experience for women and all patients as one of more than 300 America’s Breast Care 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 Women Certified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “Breast care is extremely vital to women’s health and we want them to know that Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals 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.”