On Monday, Jan. 6, the Breast Health Center at Lakeview Hospital opened. This is a collaboration between Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Westfields Hospital and Lakeview Health. It is a valley-wide, common approach to the management of breast health issues involving diagnosis and treatment.
For our communities, we want to enhance the knowledge of breast health. This includes increasing screening rates by 20 percent, implementing a formal process for care coordination in diagnostics, diagnosis and treatment, and providing access to the newest technologies available.
All three sites (Hudson, Westfields and Lakeview) will continue to provide screening mammography, surgery and chemotherapy. The Breast Health Center at Lakeview Hospital will provide specialized diagnostic capabilities. Dedicated breast health nurse navigators will be available to ensure a consistent plan of care while meeting the individual needs of the patient.