Breast and Imaging Center at Winter Haven Women's Hospital Now Open
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – August 10, 2015 – Winter Haven Women’s Hospital’s new innovative Breast and Imaging Center is now open and scheduling patient appointments.
“Breast health is an important aspect of a woman's overall well-being,” said Becky Comeau, manager of imaging services at Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital. “We offer women throughout the Polk County area convenient access to the latest breast imaging procedures.”
The Breast and Imaging Center provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic imaging services, including:
- 3-D mammography (tomosynthesis)
- Digital mammography (screening and diagnostic)
- DEXA (bone density scan)
- Ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
A convenient, private entrance for the Breast and Imaging Center is on the northwest side of Winter Haven Women’s Hospital, located at 101 Ave. O S.E., Winter Haven, FL.
The Breast and Imaging Center features new 3-D mammography technology, or breast tomosynthesis, made possible by a $450,000 grant from the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation and the Lewis Family Cancer Fund.
“The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees is excited about providing this new 3-D mammography technology,” said Joel Thomas, president of the Foundation. “We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to the Lewis Family Cancer Fund for their $100,000 investment in the women of our community.”
The Lewis Family Cancer Fund was founded by brothers Josh and Geoff Lewis within the Givewell Community Foundation after their own personal experiences with cancer.
“We are proud to be part of such a worthwhile and important initiative,” said Josh Lewis. Fighting breast cancer through early detection by using state-of-the-art equipment goes to the heart of the Lewis Family Cancer Fund’s mission. We are honored to have been asked to be a partner.”
Breast tomosynthesis allows radiologists to evaluate breast tissue one layer at a time. This technology may be used in conjunction with traditional digital mammography as part of an annual screening mammogram. Very low X-ray energy is used during the screening examination so your radiation experience is safely below the American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines.
To schedule a screening or diagnostic service at the Breast and Imaging Center, call (863) 297-1885. Visit WinterHavenWomensHospital.org to find a physician.
About the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation
The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation, Inc. is an independent, Winter Haven based, not-for-profit charitable institution governed by a board of volunteer trustees who serve without pay.
The Foundation cultivates philanthropic support to provide patients with state-of-the-art medical care, cutting-edge technology and equipment, and the best educated and trained personnel.
All funds raised are retained locally and utilized to support the not-for-profit patient care mission of Winter Haven Hospital.
About Winter Haven Women’s Hospital
Built in 1987, Winter Haven Women’s Hospital (formerly the Regency Center for Women and Infants) is a 61-bed facility accredited by the Joint Commission. Located at 101 Ave. O S.E. in Winter Haven, Florida, the hospital is dedicated to the unique needs of women and newborns by providing on-site obstetric services 24 hours a day/7 days a week, a level II neonatal intensive care unit, education classes, an outpatient surgery center and a Breast and Imaging Center.
Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital joined BayCare Health System in 2013. For more information, call (863) 294-7010 or visit WinterHavenWomensHospital.org.
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information visit www.baycare.org.