Newark, NJ, October 7, 2019 – In conjunction with breast cancer awareness month, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey celebrates its one-year anniversary. Over the last year, the Center has seen a 20% increase in mammograms, with about 600 mammograms per month with a total of 7,200 per year compared to about 6,000 mammograms in 2016/2017. The Center has a state-of-the-art 3D mammography machine that can detect 41% more invasive breast cancers and can reduce false positives by up to 40%. Trinitas expects to double the volume of mammography to 12,000 per year by 2021.
“At the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation, it is our mission to ensure at-risk women receive the best possible care and we couldn’t do that without all of the amazing people who help make this happen at Trinitas”, says Connie Dwyer, founder, Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation.
“Since the Center opened its doors a year ago it has become an important resource to women in our community especially for the uninsured, underinsured and minority women in the region”, says Maria Dudek, Director of the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas.
The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation partnered with Trinitas Regional Medical Center to build a Connie Dwyer Breast Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The new center opened its doors on October 1, 2018. The new state-of-the-art breast center offers the latest equipment and services available to provide all women with top-quality breast care from screening to diagnosis to treatment.
Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation
Through our sponsored facilities, the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation serves underprivileged and vulnerable women by ensuring the availability of top-quality breast-health services that include screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. The Foundation provides financial assistance to programs and needs deeming most crucial to the health and wellbeing of patients and offices collaborative support to provide resources, education, advocacy and empowerment to the women we serve.
From the moment a woman enters the Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Trinitas, she will encounter a totally different hospital experience. Our aim is not only to provide early detection and healing but to improve the entire experience of caring for a patient. Patients come into a serene reception area and waiting room, where they are greeted by bilingual staff. The Center is equipped with three mammography suites – one of which offers advanced 3D imaging – allowing radiologists to view the breast in several layers. In addition to mammography, we have two ultrasound suites and an advanced biopsy suite, so we are able to provide the very best in screening and diagnostic technology. We have accomplished a great deal, but our mission to provide comprehensive screening, diagnosis and treatment are ongoing. We are laser-focused on continuing our life-saving work to bring healing and hope to the women of Elizabeth and beyond.
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