(Left to Right) Thomas A. Biga, Executive Vice President, Acute, Outpatient and Patient Care Services, Saint Barnabas Health Care System; Mike Mimoso, Acting Executive Director, Kimball Medical Center, Frank Vozos, MD, FACS, Executive Director, Monmouth Medical Center; Debra Camal, MD, Medical Director, The Jacqueline Wilentz Breast Centers; Jorge Pardes, MD, Director, Breast Imaging, The Jacqueline Wilentz Breast Centers; William Gotto, Deputy Mayor, Howell Township; and Robert Nicastro, Councilman, Howell Township as they prepare to cut the ribbon to officially open the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Howell on Kent Road.
HOWELL, NJ, JUNE 30, 2011 — On Wednesday, June 29, Monmouth and Kimball Medical Centers dedicated a facility that offers Western Monmouth County residents convenient access to Monmouth Medical Center’s renowned Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center.
Monmouth joined its sister hospital, Kimball Medical Center, to celebrate the dedication of the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Howell, located at 59 Kent Road. The event follows last October’s dedication of the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Colts Neck, located at 310 Route 34 in Colts Neck.
The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, which was introduced by Monmouth Medical Center in 1994 to bring together under one roof all preventive, diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation, psychosocial and educational services for women concerned about their breast health, was modeled after the nation's most highly regarded breast centers. It is equipped with the most technologically advanced systems, offering a comprehensive array of preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services.
Most recently, the breast center introduced an automated whole breast ultrasound system that has been approved as a complimentary examination to mammography. Studies have shown that physicians are twice as likely to find hidden cancers in women with dense breast tissue if the women are screened with a combination of mammography and automated whole breast ultrasound. Prior to that, Monmouth became the first in New Jersey to offer breast specific gamma imaging (BSGI) — a molecular breast imaging technique that goes beyond mammography, MRI and ultrasound to help diagnose breast cancer by showing the metabolic activity of breast lesions. BSGI is the newest technique to identify cancerous lesions in the breast, particularly in dense-breasted women who were previously difficult to diagnose.
At the satellite centers as well as the Wilentz Center, all imaging exams are interpreted by the center’s dedicated breast imagers. To learn more about the Howell satellite center, or to make an appointment, call 732-923-7700.
CONTACT: Carrie Cristello
Director, Public Relations
Monmouth Medical Center
Director, Public Relations
Kimball Medical Center
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