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Ephraim McDowell Women’s Breast & Health Center now open

EMRMC

News release

Ephraim McDowell Health held an open house to introduce the community to its new Women’s Breast & Health Center Thursday evening.

The center offers a new approach to the early detection of breast cancer. The Women’s Breast & Health Center is located on the second floor of Ephraim McDowell Diagnostic Center at 101 Daniel Drive in Danville.

This state-of-the-art facility offers a spa-like environment where patients will enjoy the benefits of private changing rooms, warm robes, and a private locker to secure valuables. Another feature is a tranquility area with plush chairs and a foot rest where patients may enjoy complimentary coffee, tea or water.  Services provided are state-of-the-art 3D Tomosynthesis mammograms, bone density analysis and ultrasound. In many cases, test results may be available before patients leave.

The Women’s Breast & Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. With your physician’s order, you can call (859) 239-1282 to schedule an appointment for a mammogram, bone density test or ultrasound of the breast, abdomen, pelvis or thyroid.

At far right, Patricia Hill, manager of the new Women’s Breast & Health Center, explains the 3D Tomosynthesis mammogram machine to Jean Harney and Malinda Smith during a tour of the “spa-like” facility.

The lobby features contemporary furnishings for women to relax in while waiting for their appointment.

At left, Patricia Hill, manager of the new Women’s Breast & Health Center shows off the facility’s state-of-the art lockers to Malinda Smith during the open house Thursday evening. The computerized lockers are provided to patients for storage of their personal belongings while being tested.

The Women’s Breast & Health Center manager, Patricia Hill, talks about the some artwork createad by local photographer Carmen Frederick, as she gives Pam Baughman a tour of the facility.