St. Peter’s Health Partners today held a blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated St. Peter’s Hospital Breast Center.
Located on the St. Peter’s Hospital campus, the updated space now offers a full array of services – including mammograms, ultrasounds, DEXA scans, and breast biopsies – in one location.
In addition to offering more services, the new home of the St. Peter’s Hospital Breast Center features more spacious waiting areas, changing rooms, and consultation areas, as well as all new 3-D mammography units and ultrasound equipment. The new space is also next to the offices of St. Peter’s Hospital breast surgeons.
“For any individual, at any point in their life, a cancer diagnosis is among the most difficult news one can receive,” said Virginia Golden, chief executive officer of St. Peter’s Hospital. “Our investments in the St. Peter’s Hospital Breast Center truly reflect our commitment to people-centered care, state-of-the-art technology, and the dedicated professionals who provide the highest quality care with boundless compassion that is the hallmark of St. Peter’s. Health Partners.”
“Patients at the Breast Center entrust their care to us, and count on us to get them back to the life they love,” said Andrew C. Warheit, M.D., medical director of the St. Peter’s Hospital Breast Center. “The renovations and updates at the Breast Center allow us to continue providing the highest level of care available, and help our patients maintain a winning edge in the fight against breast disease.”
The St. Peter’s Hospital Breast Center is located on the third floor of 317 S. Manning Blvd. in Albany, on the St. Peter’s Hospital campus.
Earlier this year, the St. Peter’s Hospital Breast Center received a full three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
A breast center that achieves this accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease, according to the NAPBC.