Columbia Memorial Health Unveils Center for Breast Health

Columbia Memorial Health recently joined with community leaders and supporters to unveil its state-of-the-art Center for Breast Health in the Medical Office Building on Columbia Memorial Health's Hudson campus. The center is designed to provide screening and diagnostic breast health services in a dedicated, modern, and comfortable location.

The Center for Breast Health adopts a leading national model of comprehensive and integrated breast care that improves both quality of care and patient outcomes. Services available at the center include screening and diagnostic 3D mammography, diagnostic ultrasound, ultrasound guided biopsy, and stereotactic breast biopsy. Education on breast health, consultation on treatment decisions, and support groups for patients and their families will also be provided.

The Center was made possible in part by generous grants from the HRBT Foundation, Fenimore Asset Management and the Columbia Memorial Health Foundation.

Columbia Memorial Health president and CEO Dorothy M. Urschel said, “This Center stands as an example of how a community can work together to meaningfully improve health care services. It blends the experience and expertise of our providers with advanced diagnostic technology in a soothing and comfortable environment. It’s a significant step forward in our continuous efforts to provide the best care possible for our community.”

Rakel Astorga, MD, said, “An integrated approach to breast health has been proven to result in better clinical outcomes for patients. And the most important element of an integrated breast care program is an early and accurate diagnosis. This new Center will enable us to provide even more effective care to our patients.”