Archive for the ‘Breast Health Program’ Category

St. Mary’s Nurse Earns Breast Health Navigator Certification

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
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 The National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) is proud to announce Dorothy Guild from St. Mary’s Breast Health Program has received the designation of Certified Breast Patient Navigator in Imaging and Cancer (CBPN-IC). This certification program validates Dorothy’s knowledge and skills in navigating a breast patient through their breast care/cancer continuum of care. Dorothy Guild’s choice to participate in this certification program shows her personal and professional commitment to providing quality care for her patients. The support of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center toward the continuing education and training of its staff exhibits St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s unwavering commitment to providing excellence in the care of its patients.

Moving a patient through her continuum of breast care or breast cancer care is a complex and highly individualized process. The complexity is significantly reduced with the assistance of a trained navigator. As a certified navigator, Dorothy guides a patient through the breast imaging and breast cancer stages with assistance from her facility’s integrated team members. She ensures her patient receives timely exam results and is scheduled for appropriate follow-up care or the next routine imaging exam.

The National Consortium of Breast Centers promotes excellence in breast health care through a network of diverse professionals. It facilitates collaborative research opportunities on issues of breast health and has developed a set of core measures to define, improve, and sustain quality standards in breast health care programs and for quality performance in all types of breast health care facilities.

To learn more about the Breast Health Program at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, please visit on the web or call 777-4445.

St. Dom’s Hockey Players Lead in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Photo: Left to right: Lee Hixon, Saint Dom’s Athletic Director, and Donald Fournier the school’s Principal, recently presented this donation to Dotty Guild and Evie Taylor of the St. Mary’s Breast Health Program.

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Members of Saint Dominic Academy’s boys and girls hockey teams recently put up a spirited fight against breast cancer and in the process raised $1,500 during “pink in the Rink” night. One of the most popular series of contests in the year is when St. Dom’s plays against Lewiston High School. It was this event that became the platform for the student’s statements and fund raising. During the evening nearly 115 players showed their support for the cause by wearing pink jerseys and/or laces and used pink tape on their sticks. Proceeds raised during the evening benefited St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Breast Health Program.

Breast Cancer Prevention, Breakthroughs, and Treatments at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Join expert Mahesh Pandey, MD from the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center for a presentation about breast cancer.  Dr. Pandey will talk about cancer prevention as well as the latest breakthroughs in research and treatments. A question and answer session will follow his presentation. 

Dr. Pandey completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at the same location.  He is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and oncology through the American Board of Internal Medicine.

His presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 starting at 6 pm at Lepage Large Conference Center, 99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please call 753-5467 to reserve your seat, today!

Luminaries for Breast Health

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The Luminaries at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center lit up Sabattus Street in memory of loved ones who have died of breast cancer and in honor of  a survivor for their courage.  A ceremony followed with a reading of all the names on the luminaries.

 
 

Breast Health Awareness Month

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

DO IT FOR THOSE WHO LOVE YOU

We know annual mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. Learn the facts about breast cancer and mammography at http://www.stmarysmaine.com/Women-s-Health/Breast-Health/. Take advantage of the latest in digital imaging and comfort technology by calling us today to schedule your appointment.

To schedule your annual screening mammogram, please call 777-4059.

Luminaries for Breast Health Awareness Month

Monday, October 11th, 2010

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Remember a loved one who has died of breast cancer or honor a survivor for their courage. Stop by St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Breast Health Program, the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, or the Gift Shop and write the name of the person you’d like to honor on a luminary bag. The luminaries will light up Sabattus Street by the old part of the hospital at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. There will be a short ceremony followed by a reading of all the names on the luminaries. The bags are free, but donations are welcome. For more information, please call Cathy Black at 777-4445.

Mother–Daughter Breakfast and Belly Dancing for Breast Health

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Sahara Desert Dancers will perform at a fundraiser for the Breast Health Program at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center on Saturday, October 2.

at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

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Join us Saturday October 2, 2010 as we kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’re starting at 8:30 am with a mother-daughter breakfast of muffins and coffee at the Lepage Conference Center at 99 Campus Avenue in Lewiston. Please bring a new pair of pink socks for a Sock Swap. 

Stick around, at 10:00 am Imari and the Sahara Desert Dancers will perform at a fundraiser for the Breast Health Program at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Dance along with them and learn a couple of “hip” moves and discover the many benefits of this fun and low-impact dance. No previous belly dancing experience necessary!  

RSVP by September 30, 2010 by calling the St. Mary’s Breast Health Program at 777-4445. Please visit our website at www.stmarysmaine.com for a list of our Breast Health Awareness Month events. You may also visit Imari’s website www.imarisbellydancing.com to learn more about this exotic dance. We hope to see you on October 2!