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Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Nampa Opens Comprehensive Breast Care Center
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04/04/2011
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact Elizabeth Duncan.

Ribbon Cutting Tuesday, April 5, 2011

NAMPA, ID. - Breast care patients in Nampa who undergo routine mammograms now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them. Digital Mammography converts x-rays into an electronic signal that can be sent directly to a monitor for viewing. The mammography process is thereby streamlined allowing images to be evaluated immediately. This results in a shorter exam time for the patient. The images can be enhanced, magnified or manipulated from the viewing station which aides the radiologist in seeing specific areas of interest.

Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired, and more importantly, viewed. In addition to offering superior mammography technology, The Saint Alphonsus - Nampa Comprehensive Breast Care Center offers a softer, warmer mammogram by using the MammoPad breast cushion for every patient. MammoPad has been clinically demonstrated to reduce discomfort, associated with mammograms. This recyclable breast cushion is “invisible” to X-rays and does not interfere with the image quality of the mammogram.

Additionally, the Comprehensive Breast Care Center will provide bone density testing. A bone density test can determine whether you have osteoporosis or if you are at risk for developing osteoporosis.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer.  Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her life. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97%. If you would like to schedule a mammogram or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please call (208) 463-5997.

What: Comprehensive Breast Care Center VIP Open House & Ribbon Cutting

When: 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Tuesday April 5, 2011

Where: Saint Alphonsus – Nampa Health Plaza 4400 Flamingo Avenue, Nampa, Idaho.

About Saint Alphonsus Nampa
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Nampa is a 152-bed acute care hospital serving the medical needs of Canyon County and surrounding areas.  As a not-for-profit hospital, Saint Alphonsus Nampa reinvests its profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve through medical services provided at Saint Alphonsus - Nampa, Nampa Health Plaza, Saint Alphonsus Nampa Hospice Services, Saint Alphonsus Nampa Birthing Center, and Saint Alphonsus Medical Group Clinics. For more information about Saint Alphonsus Nampa, visit www.saintalphonsus.org.

About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region’s only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health. For information about Saint Alphonsus visit www.saintalphonsus.org.

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