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YVMC Opens New Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center

YVMC Opens New Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center

Yampa Valley Medical Center has launched the new Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center to make it easier and more convenient for women to get screened and receive care.

“We hope it will increase awareness and increase the number of women who choose to get screened,” says the center’s Director Dr. Terese Kaske. “The hope is to find nothing, but screenings can help find cancer earlier and lead to far better outlooks for patients.”

The new breast health center features a comfortable, spa-like atmosphere for patients and comes with such technology enhancements as better breast MRI capabilities, a Giotto Stereotactic mammography machine and a vacuum-assisted biopsy machine.

Hospital officials maintain the new technology will allow more patients to get the care they need here in the Yampa Valley instead of driving to the Front Range. The center also will have a breast health navigation program in which patients will be guided through all aspects of care.

“It’s a way to provide more services,” says Kaske, who brings to YVMC more than 22 years of experience in breast health and radiology.

Made possible by a donation from late Steamboat philanthropist Gloria Gossard, the new breast health center opened in April 2014 in the medical office building adjacent to the hospital. The long-term plan is to establish it in part of what previously was the Doak Walker Care Center.

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