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Certified Quality Breast Center at Newton Medical Center

Newton Medical Center’s Women's Diagnostic Center has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™. This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the community.

At the Women’s Diagnostic Center, women are able to obtain the advanced diagnostic testing and health education they need in one private and beautiful outpatient setting made especially for women. The WDC offers screening and diagnostic digital mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy, bone densitometry and breast MRI. The center continues to stay up to date with the most modern equipment. In 2014, the GE Logiq E9 Ultrasound equipment was added to the suite and has transformed the way that sonographers are able to perform procedures and provides Newton Medical Center with advanced image quality.

Newton Medical Center is one of the first in the area to offer a nurse navigation program where a specially trained nurse navigator guides patients through the cancer care system by working through the many barriers and fears one may face. In 2014, Wendy Hankins, RN, CBPN-IC joined the team to serve in the new role. Wendy works with patients every step of the way to help obtain followup care, timely diagnosis and timely treatment such as breast surgery, reconstruction, in-office chemotherapy and radiation when necessary. She schedules appointments and is available to attend appointments with the patient. Wendy assists patients with insurance paperwork as well as obtaining information from the insurance companies regarding what care is covered under the patient’s particular plan. She also helps patients identify local resources and support such as the cancer support group, cancer class and the Hope Boutique. Located within the WDC, the Hope Boutique provides resources such as wigs, prostheses or turbans for those starting their breast cancer journey.

The National Consortium of Breast Centers is proud to recognize Newton Medical Center’s Women's Diagnostic Center as a Certified Quality Breast Center. The WDC will continue in its commitment to provide the highest quality care to its patients and has begun the process of becoming a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence.

The Women's Diagnostic Center is located in the Physicians’ Pavilion at 4181 Hospital Drive, Suite 301 in Covington, Georgia. Do you know that you can schedule a screening mammogram without a physician order? For more information or to schedule your annual mammogram call 770-385-7800 today.

Are you a survivor?

The Women’s Diagnostic Center is looking for survivors of breast cancer to participate in the following breast cancer awareness activities:

Portraits of Hope
This fall, portraits and stories of breast cancer survivors will be displayed in merchant windows around the square in beautiful historic Covington. If you are a survivor of breast cancer, we would love to include your portrait and story.

Kimberly Chance
Atkins Foundation
Wall of Hope
Nomination forms are now available for the 2015 Wall of Hope. Located at the entrance of the Women’s Diagnostic Center at Newton Medical Center, the wall features portraits of 12 women who have all faced breast cancer and survived. Nominate yourself or a loved one today.
For more information on how to participate in our breast cancer awareness activities, please call Wendy Hankins at 770-385-7826.