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Breast Care Center gala to highlight upgrades

  • Monday, July 2, 2012

North Charleston, S.C./ June 15, 2012 – Extensive renovations for the Trident Breast Care Center have just been completed, and patients are already offering compliments.

“They are just amazed at how good it looks,” says Medical Imaging Director Jodi Barteet, who envisioned and oversaw the expansion project. “It’s very private and has a serene atmosphere. It’s very calming.”

The public is invited to see the Trident Breast Care Center for themselves during an open house gala from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, June 28. The center is located on the Trident Medical Center campus at 9313 Medical Plaza Drive in North Charleston. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be available.

The center has grown by 75 percent, from 5,000 to 8,800 square feet, and now has a second waiting area that is for patients only. Given the stress that many women feel when going for a mammogram or a biopsy, the staff wants them to feel as comfortable as possible. Barteet toured breast care programs in other cities to gather ideas during the planning process and also drew inspiration from the modern day spa.

In addition to a color scheme of cream, light tan and soft blue, the center soothes the senses through music and aromatherapy. The private waiting area includes a station with coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

At the same time, the center has a dedicated staff with board certified mammography radiologists and a breast navigator who helps guide a patient through the next steps following a cancer diagnosis. “Our team is really passionate about what they do,” Barteet says.

The Trident Breast Care Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The center uses only digital mammography, which provides more clarity than analog mammography. In most cases, patients receive same-day mammogram results.

The center offers the following procedures:
§  screening mammography
§  diagnostic mammography
§  breast and general ultrasound
§  stereotactic biopsies
§  ultrasound biopsies
§  bone density testing
To schedule an appointment, call 843-847-4883.

Trident Health is an HCA health system comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – as well as Moncks Corner Medical Center. The Joint Commission recently named Trident Health to their list of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety. In 2011, Trident Health provided almost $45 million in charity and uncompensated care and contributed $38 million in taxes. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Trident Health is committed to providing quality health services along with wellness information and opportunities to the communities it serves. For more information about Trident Health, please visit our website at www.tridenthealthsystem.com or call 843.797.7000.


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