News from Yampa Valley Medical Center: Gloria Gossard gift helps create Breast Health Center

Yampa Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of the Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center scheduled for April 2014. Through a generous donation from the Gloria Gossard Trust this comprehensive center will offer services unique to northwest Colorado.

“This remarkable gift will help YVMC address the ongoing health needs of women in our region,” said Jim Moylan, Chair, Healthcare Foundation Yampa Valley Medical Center. 
Terese I. Kaske, MD, a Breast Imaging Specialist Radiologist, joins the YVMC medical staff this month. “We are happy to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Kaske and develop this state-of-the-art facility,” said Frank May, CEO of YVMC. “Dr. Kaske, as the Medical Director of the Breast Health Center, joins our experienced team of physicians including Malaika Thompson, MD Radiologist and cancer committee community outreach coordinator.
Dr. Kaske is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Radiology, and served as the Medical Director of the Sally Jobe Breast Center in Denver.
“I am extremely pleased to be part of this important new program at YVMC,” Dr. Kaske said. “The new technology will enable us to offer a broader array of services to the women of northwest Colorado.”
The Breast Health Center will offer a comfortable atmosphere, with warm robes and gowns in a peaceful environment. Located in the Medical Office Building adjacent to YVMC, the Breast Health Center will feature the latest technology, including:

  • Giotto Digital Mammography and Stereotactic Biops
  • New Vacuum Assisted Biopsy Machine
  • Breast MRI
  • New GE Ultrasound
  • GE digital mammography machine
  • Bone Density (DEXA)

Services offered will include bone density scans, diagnostic and screening mammograms, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, along with the capability to perform ultrasound, stereotactic and MRI biopsies. Women will be offered the ability to receive their imaging results the same day along with rapid scheduling of any additional recommended testing. 
A breast health navigation program, a free service for all patients, will offer professional guidance and evaluation of the care and services women need. 
With the new technology and the navigation program, the women of northwest Colorado can remain at home to receive their breast care.
About Yampa Valley Medical Center
Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, YVMC is a non-profit, non-tax-supported regional medical center serving the five-county area of northwest Colorado and a portion of Wyoming. YVMC is an accredited, full-service acute care hospital with 39 beds. As a regional medical center, YVMC provides emergency care, surgical services, comprehensive therapy and rehabilitation services, along with care from The Family Birth Place and Special Care Nursery.
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