The Breast Care Center and Hadley Foundation Imaging Center have moved from Oak Park to a new area at HaysMed, 2200 Canterbury, located just inside Entrance C, the Main Entrance. Renovations began earlier this year and both the Breast Care Center and the Hadley Foundation Imaging Center have moved into the new location. Patients will now have access to American College of Radiology (ACR) certified digital mammography, ACR certified ultrasound for breast and breast biopsy, breast MRI, stereotactic breast biopsy and ultrasound guided breast biopsy all located at the hospital.
This move allows patients to complete routine breast exams and imaging tests at the same location. In addition the BCC also provides risk analysis for women who have not been diagnosed with cancer along with genetic counseling and testing. Survivors will be afforded more in-depth health monitoring and counseling for lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. Any side effects resulting from cancer treatment can also be monitored. The breast care center is a third year recipient of a Susan G. Komen grant funding which allows for survivorship educational programs, outreach breast awareness programs and a gas card program.
A new Nurse Navigator, Ashley Bauck, RN, BSN has been added to the center to facilitate coordination of care. The Nurse Navigator will guide patients through each step of the health care system from breast biopsy, diagnosis, treatment to survivorship. She will also identify barriers to care such as transportation or financial issues, language barriers and help link patients to resources that will help overcome these barriers. Additionally, the Nurse Navigator will help identify patients who are at high risk for breast cancer and link them with resources to help them manage their increased risk. Lastly, the Breast Health Nurse Navigator will help raise awareness of the needs of cancer survivors.
The Breast Care Center is overseen by Dr. Anne P. O’Dea, Oncologist, Medical Director and A. Nicole Spray, APRN.