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Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center/Mayo Clinic Partnership

Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center

The Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center makes it easier and more convenient for women to get screened and receive care.

“It increases awareness and the number of women choosing to get screened,” says the center’s director, Dr. Terese Kaske.

Made possible by a donation from the late Steamboat philanthropist, Gloria Gossard, the center features a comfortable, spa-like atmosphere with such technology enhancements as MRI capabilities, a Giotto Stereotactic mammography machine and a vacuum-assisted biopsy machine, allowing patients to receive care in Steamboat, instead of driving elsewhere. The center also offers a breast health navigation program which guides patients through care.

Mayo Clinic partnership

The Yampa Valley Medical Center is entering its third year of a partnership with the Mayo Clinic, giving local physicians the ability to consult with the clinic’s specialists across the country. YVMC is the second Colorado hospital to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, with the partnership helping locals receive better care and eliminate travel to see certain specialists.

“We couldn’t be more proud to have this relationship,” says hospital CEO Frank May. “This elevates our game and lets us offer another level of care.”

The Mayo Clinic Care Network was launched in 2011 and now includes 26 hospitals of varying sizes in 12 states, as well as Puerto Rico and Mexico. The hospitals undergo a rigorous evaluation to qualify for the network; the YVMC affiliation process took 18 months. Mayo employs more than 4,000 staff physicians and scientists, nationwide.

“We’re delighted to be collaborating with YVMC,” says Mayo Clinic Vice President Wyatt Decker. “Our strategy is to share our knowledge to provide higher levels of care to broader groups of people.”

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