NIHD UNVEILS BREAST HEALTH CENTER
According to a press release from Nothern Inyo Health Care District, healthcare in the Eastern Sierra advanced this week with the launch of a planned Breast Health Center in the Northern Inyo Healthcare District (NIHD).
Plans for the center were unveiled during a regional medical providers dinner hosted by NIHD. Such centers, more commonly found in cities, provide in-depth breast health care, from screening and diagnosis to breast cancer treatment and supportive resources. Breast Surgeons and Radiology Specialists lead most centers. This is what NIHD now can offer to the communities in and around the Eastern Sierra.
Dr. Jay K. Harness, a globally-recognized breast cancer surgeon specializing in breast-preserving operations, signed on to serve as the center’s consulting surgeon. Dr. Harness joins Dr. Stuart Souders, a radiologist specializing in dedicated breast imaging, and Rosie Graves, NIHD’s new Patient Navigator, in rounding out to the center’s leadership team.
The center will utilize Drs. Harness’ and Sounders’ combined 60-plus years of experience in diagnosing and treating breast cancer. It also taps into NIHD’s existing technologies, including 3d Mammography, Automated Breast Ultrasound, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.