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St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake Upgrades Mammography Equipment


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 21, 2011

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake Upgrades Mammography Equipment

April 21, 2011 (CLEARLAKE, CA) – St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake has upgraded its mammography equipment to include a new, state-of-the-art digital GE Senograph 200D. This advanced unit, available on May 2, 2011, offers patients faster procedures and physicians higher resolution images.

"Our goal is to improve the quality of life and health for patients of Lake County," says David Santos, Vice President of Operations at St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake. "We want to drive down wait times, length of stay and increase access to precision care."  Part of that precision care includes the new digital mammography equipment.

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake goes beyond offering this higher quality imaging modality.  “Along with early detection we strive to provide prompt follow-up for those women where an abnormality is suspected.  When necessary, a breast ultrasound and mammogram will be scheduled on the same day at the same facility.” says Stacey Nester, Mammography Lead at St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake.

"Overall, the new digital technology ensures our patients are getting the best care possible at St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake," says Santos.

To schedule an appointment please contact the St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake’s Medical Imaging department at (707)-995-5760.

About St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake: St. Helena Hospital Clearlake, part of the Adventist Health System, is a Critical Access Hospital serving the communities of Middletown, Hidden Valley, Cobb, Lower Lake, Kelseyville, Clearlake and Clearlake Oaks. As our area has grown through the years, so have our capabilities. We offer 24-hour emergency care, surgery, medical imaging, intensive care, women’s care and obstetrics, and laboratory services at its Clearlake campus as well as outpatient rehabilitation services and family health centers in Clearlake, Middletown and Kelseyville, providing a full spectrum of health services to the Lake County community.