Breast Cancer Expertise
Dr. J. Michael Guenther, Dr. Jackie Sweeney and Dr. Heidi Murley, breast cancer specialists at St. Elizabeth Women’s Health Center, talk about the advances in breast cancer treatment that have led to personalized therapy for each patient. Using advanced diagnostic and genetic testing, innovative therapies and a collaborative team approach where each case and its treatment is discussed, the team is able to provide truly customized care.
St. Elizabeth Breast Center Receives National Accreditation
The St. Elizabeth Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). NAPBC accreditation is granted only to those centers that voluntarily commit to providing the best possible care to patients. Each breast center undergoes a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance. To maintain accreditation, centers must monitor compliance with the NAPBC Standards and undergo an on-site review every three years.
To learn more about this prestigious honor, please click here
When you have issues with your breast health, you want professionals focused on this area of medicine at your side. The Breast Centers of St. Elizabeth Women's Wellness brings together the very best experts in this field for you. Our collaborative team of highly skilled medical professionals includes:
- Radiologists who specialize in mammography.
- Surgeons and other physicians specializing in breast cancer.
- Nurse Navigators specially trained in breast health.
- Genetic counselors.
- Technologists, specially trained in mammography and breast ultrasound.
- Trained and certified support staff offering an array of needed services
To learn more about any of our physicians, please click on their name below:
Our Unique Kind of Care
Everything we do is designed with you, the breast health patient, in mind. Our emphasis is on working with you, as a collaborative team of medical professionals, who will guide you back to health. We want to be with you every step of the way and here are some of the unique services we offer that facilitate that process.
- Clinical Cancer Research Trials
Please click here to view information regarding Clinical Cancer Research trials offered at St. Elizabeth Healthcare.
- Multidisciplinary Care Conferences:
Through these meetings, you have the opportunity to meet with all the members of their medical team at one time in one place.
- Breast Health Nurse Navigator Program:
Our caring nurses in this innovative program provide the emotional support and resources you need as you face diagnosis and treatment for breast health diseases. The nurse navigator at The Breast Center helps women navigate through the sometimes confusing and intimidating healthcare system. The nurse navigator is the one you can always turn to with questions about breast health or medical terminology. She is there to help you organize appointments, set up conferences with the medical team, work with insurers and monitor follow-up care.
- Genetic Counseling Program:
With the most highly trained cancer genetic counselors in the Tristate – all of whom possess master’s degrees in medical genetics - the Breast Center provides you with the best advice possible on your individual risk factors for breast, ovarian and other hereditary cancers. Our experts are also the best qualified to counsel you on genetic testing and early detection screening.
- High Risk Specialty Clinic:
If you’re at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer, the risk specialty clinic will provide you with screening and counseling. Professionals here can also develop ongoing monitoring plans for you, including genetic testing, early screening and follow-up care.
- State-of-the-art Digital Mammography Technology:
Scheduling a mammogram is easy and you’re assured the best quality of images available through our use of digital mammography. No doctor’s prescription is necessary for screening mammograms. Same-day appointments are based on availability.
- Bone Density Imaging (DEXA):
We offer some of the best technology available for the diagnosis and monitoring of osteoporosis.
- The Women's Wellness Boutique:
The only hospital-based shop of its kind in the Tri-state, the Boutique caters to the retail needs of women experiencing breast cancer treatment, and those of nursing and pregnant mothers. Specially trained and certified St. Elizabeth Women's Wellness staff work with each woman to choose the bras, wigs, breast prostheses, turbans, hats and other apparel they need or want. There are private dressing rooms, as well as beautiful jewelry, pink-ribbon items and gift baskets that can be purchased, as well. The boutique is across the hall from the Breast Center, in the main visitors lobby at St. Elizabeth Edgewood.
Boutique hours: Monday - Friday, with early morning and extended evening hours. Saturdays by appointment for prosthesis or wig fittings. Other hours also by appointment (859) 301-6200.
- Women's Wellness Power Lunch:
St. Elizabeth Covington is hosting a "Power Lunch" every Thursday for you and up to 10 of your friends. Not only will you be treated to a delicious, healthy meal, but you can also take advantage of mammography and chair massages. To reserve your place at the table call (859) 655-8777.
To schedule a mammogram please call Central Scheduling at (859) 655-7400.
To pre-register for a mammogram click here.