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October 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 4

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Good Samaritan Medical Center's Breast Institute Now Offering Same Day Mammography Results for Patients New Option Allows Women to Have Less Fear and Anxiety While Waiting for Results

September 20th 2019 - As way to take the stress and anxiety out of waiting, Good Samaritan Medical Center’s Breast Institute is now offering same day mammography results for patients who undergo a mammogram.    
 
“Women have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer at some time in their lifetime. Having this new option will give women the peace of mind not to worry about their results, or take the proper steps to get treatment as soon as possible.”, said Good Samaritan Medical Center chief executive officer, Tara McCoy.  "The Breast Institute at Good Samaritan is a signature service of our hospital that continues to implement new ways to enhance the lives of our patients.”
 
As part of a comprehensive approach to cancer care, the Good Samaritan Breast Institute is a full-service breast cancer screening and treatment facility within Good Samaritan Medical Center. The Breast Institute offers low-dose screening and diagnostic mammography, breast cancer surgery, stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound, CT scanning, PET-CT, bone densitometry and support groups for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients or patients with advanced breast cancer.
Physicians specializing in breast surgery and oncology surgery lead the multidisciplinary team that includes specialists in breast imaging, radiology, pathology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology and reconstructive surgery. The team also conducts weekly multidisciplinary pre-treatment planning conferences to discuss treatment options for patients.  To make an appointment call 561-655-5511.  
 
About Good Samaritan Medical Center
Good Samaritan Medical Center is a 333-bed acute care hospital providing sophisticated, personalized medical care to Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for over 95 years. 
 
As one of the area’s leading oncology centers, the hospital’s Cancer Institute provides general and highly specialized cancer services and is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons. Good Samaritan Medical Center’s Breast Institute is designated by the American College of Surgeons as a National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a designation reserved for breast centers that achieve high standards across the most effective breast cancer treatments. The Breast Institute is also a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
 
Additional services include general and robotic surgical options through the hospital’s Surgical Institute, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, 24-hour emergency care, advanced cardiac care through the Cardiac and Vascular Institute, diagnostic imaging, maternity services and a Sleep Disorders Center. Good Samaritan is also home to The Palms Medical Detoxification, one of a select few hospital-based medically supervised alcohol and drug detoxification centers.
 
Good Samaritan Medical Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for two consecutive years and earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The hospital was also the recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for three years in a row (2014-2016) and is a designated Center of Excellence for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery™.
 
To learn more about Good Samaritan Medical Center, or for a complimentary physician referral, visit www.goodsamaritanmc.com or call 561-650-6023.
 
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