February 23, 2016

Saint Anne’s Hospital receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care


Saint Anne’s Hospital has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care. This evidence-based designation is the only cancer care award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.


The list of 366 award winners, including Saint Anne’s, represents hospitals that have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. It signifies the hospital’s commitment to meeting the highest standards in cancer care.

“We are highly honored to receive the Women’s Choice Award for Cancer Care as we celebrate Saint Anne’s 40 years of leadership in cancer care,” said Craig Jesiolowski, president of Saint Anne’s Hospital. “From the very beginning in 1976, Saint Anne’s cancer program has provided state-of-the-art care and comfort for patients and their families.  This award underscores the high level of care we provide, but most importantly, the expertise, compassion and hope our physicians and staff provide to patients and families.”

The 2016 America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care must have received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as any of the following: a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Comprehensive Cancer program, a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, an Integrated Network Cancer Program, or an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program. These selected hospitals were then given a score based on their patient recommendation rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey.

Additional criteria considered if a hospital offered on-site chemotherapy, radiation or hospice, and cancer research activities. 

“Women have many choices when it comes to cancer care, but now they can make informed choices based on rigorous evidence based criteria. As a cancer survivor who faced a challenging journey to recovery, I wish I had the Women’s Choice Award as a resource to spare me unnecessary fret and error,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award.

About Saint Anne’s Hospital
Saint Anne’s Hospital is a community hospital with comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services, serving adults and children from southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island at its main campus in Fall River and its community outpatient satellites in Attleboro, Swansea, North Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Stoughton.  Founded in 1906 by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, Saint Anne's Hospital is a member of Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England.  Saint Anne’s has been recognized time and again for quality, safety and service by such organizations as The Joint Commission, Healthgrades, The Leapfrog Group, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

About The Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently named one of INC 5000s America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, as well a Florida Companies to Watch, celebrating second-stage entrepreneurs for 2015.  Visit to learn more.