Central Texas Medical Center officially opened its new Women’s Center for Breast Health in San Marcos on October 2. “Because a prompt diagnosis is key to winning the fight against breast cancer, we want to provide a more convenient opportunity for women to get their yearly mammograms,” said CTMC Director of Women’s Services Margie Lieck.
The grand opening event featured a visit from the Pink Heals Hays County fire truck and a special balloon release in honor of all who have been touched by cancer. Ruth Welborn, PhD, Dean of Texas State University’s College of Health Professions, spoke about women’s health and the importance of screenings.
The Women’s Center for Breast Health is a first-of-its-kind resource in Hays County and was designed with the special needs of breast cancer patients in mind. It combines diagnostic imaging, support, surgical services and reconstruction in one convenient location. Mammograms and bone density studies are completed at the center, and no referral is necessary for the screenings.
“We want to provide a calming and comfortable atmosphere for them to undergo testing and carry them through any necessary steps that follow,” Lieck said. “Through a partnership with the Aesthetics Center at Live Oak Health Partners, a patient can go from detection to reconstruction within a 48-to-72-hour time span.”
For more information, visit ctmc.org.