LAFAYETTE, La. – Women’s & Children’s Hospital’s Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre recently received national certification for quality patient outcomes.

The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program, a quality initiative of the National Consortium of Breast Centers Inc., awarded national certification to the Women’s Imaging Centre for its commitment to providing the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the Acadiana communities it serves.

“This certification places the Women’s Imaging Centre among the elite breast imaging centers in the nation,” said Mary Reed, Women’s Imaging Centre Director. “More than 1,000 participating breast imaging centers submit quality outcomes data focused on 30 separate parameters. To receive certification is indeed a great honor.”

The certification marks the second recent honor for Women’s & Children’s Hospital’s Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre. In 2011, the American College of Radiology designated the Women’s Imaging Centre as a Center of Excellence.

The Women’s Imaging Centre is the only facility in Acadiana to receive both honors.

The National Consortium of Breast Centers promotes excellence in breast healthcare for the general public through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources. It serves as an informational resource and provides support services to those rendering care to people with breast diseases through educational programs, newsletters, a national directory and patient forums.

Contact Trevis R. Badeaux, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, at 521-9172 or Trevis.Badeaux@hcahealthcare.com for more information.

About the Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre

Women’s & Children’s Hospital’s Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre is a full-service breast imaging center that offers comprehensive services including digital mammography, the Aurora system for dedicated breast MRI, diagnostic ultrasound and high-resolution, automated, whole-breast ultrasound. It is one of the few centers of its kind in the state to offer these advanced diagnostic tools. The Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence as designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers.