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Presentations, Discussion to Provide a Clear Picture on Breast Health

By Griffin Hospital on 3/19/2015

The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital will host free breast health presentations and an expert panel discussion to answer questions about breast cancer screening and prevention on Thurs., April 9 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

Breast Health: Controversies and Q&A” will feature experts from the fields of breast surgery, radiology, nutrition and physical therapy. The program starts at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Dining Room for registration and refreshments before proceeding to the presentations and discussion at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center.

Denise Barajas, MD, FACS, medical director of Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, will lead the presentations and panel discussion including Dr. Devika Jajoo, who will speak on breast imaging, Dr. Mark Melendez, who will speak on patient advocacy, Fran Harmeyer, OTR, who will speak on physical and lymphedema therapy, and Stacey Leary, RD, CDN, CNSC, who will speak on nutrition.

Registered Nurses can earn up to two contact hours by attending this program.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. RSVP to 203.732.7233 or on the event calendar on griffinhealth.org.

About the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness

Located at 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby, The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital combines advanced technology, a team of highly trained physicians, breast and reconstructive surgeons and patient navigators, and a Planetree healing environment to offer our patients a comprehensive range of personalized breast care and wellness services.

The Center features state-of-the-art digital mammography suites equipped with 3D mammography, a breast ultrasound suite, and the most advanced system available to perform stereotactic biopsy. With all of these resources under one roof, the Center provides fast and accurate diagnosis, alleviating our patients’ anxiety.

The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness has been fully accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the highest level of quality breast health care recognition from the American College of Surgeons, and is a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). In awarding the status of a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence,” the ACR recognizes that The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness demonstrates excellence in breast imaging by successfully earning accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

For more information, call 203.732.1300 or visit our website, breast-center.griffinhealth.org.

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Dr. Denise Barajas
Dr. Devika Jajoo
Dr. Mark Melendez
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