BMH Comprehensive Breast Care Program Open House, October 21

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Breast Care Program invites the public to an open house on National Mammography Day, Friday October 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, on the second floor of the Richards Building.

BMH’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program Administrator and Nurse Navigator Kelly McCue, RN, has organized a program that includes a tour of the mammography suite and a review of recent strides made by the program, including the awarding of a grant by the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the receipt of the American College of Radiology’s Gold Seal of Approval.

As the hospital gets ready to start its high risk and genetics program, Dr. Joseph Rosen will give a brief talk about patients who are at high risk for breast cancer. Agnes Mikijaniec will be speaking about breast cancer oncology genetics, Marcy Rushford will be speaking about the upcoming breast MRI program, and Kim Timlege, LMT, will also give a brief review of the breast care program’s gentle restorative yoga practice.

Pink cupcakes and pink lemonade will be served in observation of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Music will be provided by harpist Joan Shimer and Larry Enright of Enright & Company has donated a manicure/pedicure for a drawing. For more information, please contact Kelly McCue at 802-251-8437 or kmccue@bmhvt.org.

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Breast Care Program provides integration of all aspects of breast care in a friendly, professional manner assuring national standards of quality care are met. BMH cancer services locally include surgery, medical oncology, chemotherapy, physical therapy, dietary counseling and survivorship programs. Our “state-of-the-art” imaging includes digital mammography, ultrasound, bone densitometry, CT scanning and stereotactic biopsy. BMH is planning to offer breast MRI technology. Most of these services are located in the Richards Building.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) has provided health care services for over a hundred years. A 61-bed community hospital located in Southeast Vermont, it serves a rural population of about 55,000 people in 22 towns in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The medical staff includes 137 board-certified physicians, both primary care and many specialists, and its 515 employees enjoy the help of over 150 active volunteers. BMH is accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading standards-setting and accrediting organization in health care.

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