Women's Imaging Center at Stephens
Earns Perfect Rating
NORWAY, ME - Timothy A.
Churchill, President & CEO of Stephens Memorial
Hospital (SMH), announces that the Mammography Center at
SMH has earned a perfect score during the recent
mammography inspection conducted by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA). The inspection resulted
in a rating of full compliance with no deficiencies. The
inspector also commended the department for "Excellent
QA, QC, and records documentation".
The staff of
the Mammography department, headed by Ms. Jean Foster,
was congratulated for their efforts and attention put
into developing exceptional operating systems. The
inspection compared specific items in six major areas to
the required standards, and all areas reviewed were
found to be in compliance without exception.
Timothy C. Ingram, Director of Clinical
Diagnostics at Stephens Memorial Hospital, says, "These
results reflect our dedication to assuring access to
high-quality mammography for early breast cancer
detection, which can lead to early treatment, and
increased chances of survival."
Center at Stephens Memorial Hospital offers a full range
of breast care services - diagnosis, education and
treatment - in a supportive, respectful
environment. The center uses state-of-the-art
technology to produce mammograms with greater image
quality, allowing for more accurate readings. The
Mammography Center also offers stereotactic biopsies,
which eliminate the need for most surgical biopsies and
are much less invasive than surgery.
Stephens Memorial Hospital and Western Maine
Radiology, in partnership with local physicians, offer
free mammograms to women who have no health insurance or
who are underinsured. Coupons can be obtained from
local physician offices. Additionally, the
Mammography Center offers a monthly class to help cancer
patients with beautification tips while undergoing
chemotherapy or other cancer treatments. For more
information on the Mammography Center and its services,
please call 743-1562 x104.
Stephens Memorial Hospital is an affiliate
of Western Maine Health, which is part of the Maine Health® family.
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Internet at www.wmhcc.org.