Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital Opens in Troy

St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of the new Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy.

Located on the third floor of St. Mary’s, the new state-of-the art center offers a comprehensive suite of clinically advanced breast imaging and bone density testing.

“We all know someone whose life was impacted, directly or indirectly, by breast cancer,” said Norman Dascher, Jr., chief executive officer of Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals, and vice president of Acute Care Troy at SPHP. “Early detection can save lives. The new Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital will help ensure women in Troy, Rensselaer County, and surrounding communities have access to the most sophisticated preventative screening, provided with the high level of quality and compassion for which St. Peter’s Health Partners is known.”

The new 4,800-square-foot center brings together the imaging services formerly offered at the Women’s Health Center at Samaritan Hospital, St. Peter’s Women’s Imaging at the Massry Center, and the women’s imaging services previously offered at St. Mary’s Hospital.

The Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital also brings together the professional and compassionate staff from these three legacy centers. The new center’s staff includes a board-certified clinical breast radiologist.

Services provided at the new center include: 3-D tomosynthesis technology for mammography screening and diagnostics; bone densitometry, or DEXA; breast ultrasound; breast MRI, and biopsy.

Patient amenities provided at the Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital include a larger waiting room with a view of the Hudson River, a coffee station, more spacious exam rooms, and a reading room featuring information about breast health.

The opening of the new Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital is another important step toward the implementation of SPHP’s $99 million Troy Master Facilities Plan (MFP).

A strategic redevelopment project, the MFP was designed to transform health care in Troy, Rensselaer County, and the surrounding communities. The comprehensive plan includes the construction, renovation and modernization of inpatient facilities on the Samaritan campus, and the relocation, expansion and enhancement of outpatient services at St. Mary’s.

Many of the plan’s major components have been completed, including a new 570-car parking garage at the Samaritan campus; the relocation and opening of the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing at St. Mary’s; and the transition of Samaritan as the sole provider of inpatient acute care hospital services in Troy, and St. Mary’s as an advanced outpatient campus.

The last major component, a new five-story inpatient pavilion at the Samaritan campus, to be named the Heinrich Medicus Pavilion, is targeted for completion in 2018. The pavilion will include a new expanded emergency department with nearly double the patient capacity; an intensive care unit with large, private patient rooms; a progressive care unit offering an optimum healing environment for patients; and medical/surgical units designed to improve staff efficiency, with private rooms that still provide staff unobstructed observation from nursing stations and corridors.

To learn more about the Woman’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital, please visit: http://www.sphp.com/womens-imaging-center

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