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Newark Beth Israel opens breast health center

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The opening of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
The opening of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. - ()

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, part of Barnabas Health, recently opened the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center.

The center is designed to be a “spa-like” experience and transform breast care for the Newark community, according to a statement from Barnabas.

Breast cancer treatments at the hospital’s cancer center are the highest among all cancers, with diagnoses twice the average national rate at about 12 of 1,000 screenings being positive.

“The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center will provide members of the community with a compassionate and nurturing environment and a seamless integration of breast screening, guidance and support throughout the course of care and treatment. The Breast Health Center’s collaborative, multidisciplinary team of board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and all-female staff of breast technologists will utilize state-of-the-art technology to screen and detect breast abnormalities at the earliest stages possible. Diagnostic services include: 3D mammography (tomosynthesis), digital mammography, breast MRI and breast ultrasound,” the statement said.

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey awarded a $1.3 million grant toward the new center.

“This Breast Health Center will be among the brightest stars in the constellation of excellent programs provided by The Beth and indeed by Barnabas Health. This center will welcome women and men to proactively nurture their good health, maintain vigilance to detect disease at an early stage and fight illness if and when it does occur,” said Marsha Atkind, executive director and CEO of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.

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