ALBUQUERQUE – Lovelace Women’s Hospital (LWH) has earned national recognition from the 2022 Women’s Choice Awards, as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Comprehensive Breast Care.

The Women’s Choice Awards  focuses on criteria based upon patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and women’s highest preferences when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience.

“As the only hospital in New Mexico dedicated to women, we are proud to be recognized for our quality care and patient education,” said Amy Blasing, CEO of Lovelace Women’s Hospital. “We are committed to empowering women to make educated, confident decisions about their health, while also providing the highest quality of care.”

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 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.

“Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a scary time for our patients. We consider ourselves privileged to be able to provide the highest quality of care when it’s needed most,” said Calvin Ridgeway, M.D., board-certified surgical oncologist specializing in breast and skin cancer in women for Lovelace Women’s Hospital. “It’s an honor to be recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Comprehensive Breast Care, and we are committed to delivering the best care and safety for our patients.”

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