Release Date: 05-30-2007 Click here for a larger view
(Honesdale, May 30, 2007)… The new Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Women’s Imaging Center will be open to the public on Sunday, June 3rd, from 1pm – 3pm. The Center is a private suite of 10 rooms dedicated to women’s health. Closed off from the rest of the hospital, the new center offers mammography, dexascans (bone scans), ultrasound and core biopsy procedures.
“Everyone likes it, how it seems to be away from everything,” says Radiology Technologist Mary Ann Bombery. “Patients really enjoy the privacy. And the color scheme is very warm. It’s really nice.”
The Open House will include tours, refreshments, door prizes and information about screenings for women, including information about digital mammography studies and MRI breast test recommendations.
The new unit, which officially opened last fall, was inspired by a Women’s Committee survey of area women back in 2002-2003. Privacy was key.
“Women told us they really wanted privacy when they had very personal tests such as a mammogram,” said Judi Mortensen, a Pike County resident who originally chaired the committee and currently serves on the Hospital’s Board of Trustees.
In addition to procedure rooms and a comfortable waiting area, there are four private dressing rooms and lockers for personal items.
Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary, a group of more than 200 volunteers, earned the opportunity to name the center with a $300,000 pledge to the hospital’s capital campaign, Operation Vital Signs.
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