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Gwinnett Medical Center Opens Gwinnett Breast Center

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Recently, the new Gwinnett Breast Center opened at GMC-Lawrenceville. Pictured here is the lobby and patient access area where patients register for services. The new center is located at Gwinnett Physicians Center, 631 Professional Drive, Suite 250.

New Center Offers a Comprehensive Approach, Furthering Patient Experience

Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) – Lawrenceville is proud to announce the opening of the Gwinnett Breast Center, designated as a Breast Center of Excellence.# Combining state-of-the art screening, diagnostic services and a spa-like environment in one convenient location, the new center furthers patient ease and comfort.

“GMC-Lawrenceville provides excellence in imaging services to thousands of women yearly,”# said Jay Dennard, chief operating officer, GMC-Lawrenceville. “While patient”s overall satisfaction rate with breast health services grew from 95 percent to 100 percent from 2009 to 2010, the new Gwinnett Breast Center is critical in helping us continue this same trend.”#

Home to both the Marion Allison Webb Center for Screening Mammography and the Sandra J. Strickland Diagnostic Center, the center is located at the Gwinnett Physicians Center, 631 Professional Drive, Suite 250. In the fight against breast cancer, GMC combines fully digital equipment, a comfortable, inviting setting and an approach that helps patients obtain answers in days, rather than weeks.

“Based on the comprehensive nature of services provided and the patient-centered philosophy, women can receive consultations quickly and sometimes in the same day,”# said Imaging Services Director Karen Kubik of GMC-Lawrenceville. “In addition, follow-up imaging for an abnormal screening mammogram is scheduled within three to five business days.”#

The new Gwinnett Breast Center features amenities like private changing rooms and lockers for storing personal items. The spa-like atmosphere is highlighted by serene imagery and music in a soothing environment. Patients can also enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages.

The center also houses four new mammography machines, highly advanced ultrasound machines and software technology that allows for greater accuracy of bone density tests.

The new Gwinnett Breast Center program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) which is administered by the American College of Surgeons. The same program is also offered at Duluth and Hamilton Mill locations.

As part of the program, a hospital employee or patient navigator guides women with an abnormal mammogram diagnosis through treatment and follow-up support. Patients also benefit from weekly meetings among medical professionals who assess each case. Medical staff includes board-certified radiologists, specialty-trained nurses, technologists and navigators.

Patients can make appointments at the Gwinnett Breast Center by calling 678-312-3444.

About Gwinnett Medical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth that provide award-winning healthcare services. GMC”s 4,200 associates and 800 affiliated physicians serve more than 400,000 patients annually. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org or follow us at facebook.com/gwinnettmedical, twitter.com/gwinnettmedical or youtube.com/gwinnettmedical.