Email to a friend    Printer Friendly Page

Talk with a health educator - MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
News

Women's Imaging Center at Stephens Memorial Hospital Earns Perfect Rating in Mammography


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."

The Mammography 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.  Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.



Health Information

181 Main Street, Norway, Maine 04268 | (207) 743-5933, TTY (for the hearing impaired): (207) 743-1597