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New Location for Danbury Hospital Breast Imaging and Care

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - Danbury, CT

Valorie L. Staradub, M.D.

Valorie Staradub, M.D.
Director, Breast Care Program
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Danbury Hospital has opened a new Breast Imaging Center at 20 Germantown Road. Staffed by certified technologists and board-certified radiologists, this state-of-the-art facility provides all aspects of breast imaging care - from digital mammography, ultrasound and bone densitometry to stereotactic-guided and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy services.

Dr. Valerie L. Staradub, a fellowship-trained breast surgeon and director of the Breast Care Program at Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), said, "With the latest technology in breast cancer detection and a highly trained staff, the new Breast Imaging Center is committed to providing personalized service in a warm, comfortable setting. Screening mammography is often the initial point of access to the comprehensive services provided by the WCHN Breast Care Program."

"As part of our integrated breast team, the Breast Navigator at the imaging center will help guide women through the diagnostic process, and if necessary partner with the Oncology Breast Navigator to assure exceptional care and support for our patients."

Since opening day, the Breast Imaging Center has made diagnostic breast care even more convenient and comfortable for every patient," said Dr. Barbara Blanco, medical director of the Danbury Hospital Breast Imaging Center. "The new location offers convenient parking, attractive, modern décor, spacious changing rooms, lockers for personal items, and a soothing, comfortable waiting area. More importantly, doctors can meet with patients in private consultation to review results, instead of doing so in an exam room."

WCHN's Breast Care Program, inclusive of services at both Danbury and New Milford hospitals, is recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and is part of the cancer network that is Approved with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer, for maintaining the highest standards for quality in cancer care.

To make an appointment at Danbury Hospital's new Breast Imaging Center call (203) 739-4999. The Breast Imaging Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The entrance and parking is located in the back of the building.

To learn more about WCHN's Breast Care Program, please call 1-800-516-4743.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:

  • Western Connecticut Medical Group, an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • Western Connecticut Home Care, an agency for home care and community health services
  • The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundations
  • emergency medical and Level II trauma services
  • an occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry
  • a nationally renowned Biomedical Research Institute

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women's health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns. Danbury Hospital was named a Top 100 Hospital by US News and World reports in 2012; a and a Top 100 for Value by Cleverly and Associates. New Milford Hospital is well known as a Planetree hospital and for its Plow to Plate, farm to table food program.

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