Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness

World Class Breast Care in a Patient-Centered Environment

The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital combines state-of-the-art technology, a team of highly trained physicians and staff, and a Planetree healing environment to offer our patients a comprehensive range of personalized breast care and wellness services.

The Center features two new, state-of-the-art digital mammography suites, two breast ultrasound suites, and an advanced system to perform stereotactic biopsy.

A Dedicated Care Team

By concentrating this world-class technology with the talent of highly skilled professionals — including breast surgeon Denise Barajas, MD, a team of board-certified radiologists, technologists specializing in breast imaging, breast health navigators, and the availability of genetic counseling services — under the same roof, the Center can quickly assemble the resources required to provide optimal care that is tailored to each patient’s individual needs.

A Rapid Diagnostic Care Model

The Center offers a broad array of diagnostic services for patients that can be provided, in many cases, on the same day. For example, if a suspicious finding on a screening mammogram is detected, patients have ready access to additional diagnostic testing, which is coordinated by the Center’s staff and serves to greatly reduce a patient’s anxiety of waiting for the next test or diagnosis to take place.

A Planetree Model of Care

Within the Center, soothing colors, comfortable furnishings, and other amenities — such as a coffee bar and water feature — create intimate spaces for patients and family members. Complementing this healing environment, the Center’s staff is committed to educating and empowering patients to be active participants in their own care journey.

In the News

Women of color less likely to have breast cancer test
By Cara Rosner, Conn. Health I-Team Writer | Published 4:33 pm, Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Barajas said that one of the most upsetting things about the Yale study, is that it’s first breast cancer-related disparity she’s aware of involving a physician-led treatment. Mostly, Barajas said, it’s patients who opt not to have the treatment. “This test is offered by oncologists, for the most part," she said. “You’d like to think that an oncologist would treat all women the same.”

Griffin’s breast center gets national recognition
By Amanda Cuda | Published 11:46 am, Monday, January 16, 2017

The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness is a comprehensive breast center, offering patients expert staff, patient-centered care, advanced technology and all the resources and services needed to quickly and effectively screen and diagnose breast disease,” said Dr. Denise Barajas, medical director of The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, in a news release. “We are very proud to be recognized again for our commitment to providing safe, exceptional and complete care to our community.”


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Breast Imaging

Griffin Health combines state-of-the-art technology, a team of highly trained physicians and staff, and a Planetree healing environment to offer our patients a comprehensive range of personalized breast care and wellness services.

Breast Surgery

Griffin Health's surgical team is well versed in the latest techniques in breast care, from minimally invasive biopsies to oncolplastic surgeries for breast cancer.

Hidden Scar Surgery

Griffin Health can offer you Hidden Scar breast surgery, which minimizes incisions and hides scars without compromising clinical results.

Medical Oncology

The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital is home to the renowned physicians of Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center, New England’s largest medical oncology group.

Radiation Oncology

Griffin offers the most advanced technologies available in medicine today, including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), together with the medical expertise of Yale Therapeutic Radiology, one of the largest and most well respected groups of radiation oncologists in the region.

Genetic Counseling & Testing

In genetic counseling, specially-trained professionals help people learn about genetic conditions, find out their chances of being affected by or having a child or other family member with a genetic condition, and make informed decisions about testing and treatment.

Circle of Friends

No one has to face breast cancer alone. The Circle of Friends breast cancer support group is here to provide support through information, empowerment and peer support.

"Moving On" Fitness

Moving On Fitness helps breast cancer survivors move forward by staying fit and healthy.

Voices of Hope

This support group helps those coping with a cancer diagnosis and the impact of cancer treatment.

HUGS (Help Unlimited Griffin Support)

HUGS (Help Unlimited Griffin Support) is a cancer and chronic disease management support group open to patients, and/or family and friends who are struggling with care management, survivorship, and related issues.

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a free workshop in a relaxed, supportive environment, led by a volunteer licensed cosmetologist and an oncology social worker.

Hairs to You

Hairs to You is a private wig consultation and fitting program offered by The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital.

Little Wonders

Free tickets to local theaters, concerts and supporting events for our cancer patients who are in active treatment at the Center for Cancer Care and their loved ones.

Breast Imaging Excellence

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has recognized The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital as a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This designation for achieving accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

Griffin Hospital is also accredited in breast MRI.

American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence SealAmerican College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accredited Facility SealAmerican College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Ultrasound Accredited Facility SealAmerican College of Radiology (ACR) Mammography Accredited Facility SealAmerican College of Radiology (ACR) Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accredited Facility Seal

Outcomes of procedures performed at the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, according to the Rapid Quality Reporting System (by the American College of Surgeons), are some of the best in the country.

ACS Quality Metrics

The Center has also achieved National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) accreditation. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance and demonstrate the highest level of quality breast care.

Griffin Hospital's Mammography Department is MQSA (Mammography Quality Standard Act) and ACR (American College of Radiology) accredited.

(203) 732-1300

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Thursday: 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Varies. Please call for current information.

350 Seymour Ave. Ste. 102
Derby, CT 06418-1336

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