Opening of the Michèle S. Darling Women’s Imaging and Assessment Centre
With the generous support of our community and dear friend of our hospital, Michèle Darling, Trillium Health Partners recently celebrated the opening of the Michèle S. Darling Women’s Imaging and Assessment Centre at our Credit Valley Hospital site.
Our new Centre improves care for our community’s women by integrating a number of critical women’s diagnostic services. Women are now able to access diagnostic screening and prevention services in one accessible location for the early detection of breast cancer.
1,400 Women a Month
Over 1,400 women are expected to visit our new centre every month. Regular breast cancer screening and diagnosis, as well as ultrasound, breast biopsy, and mammography services are now offered at one central location. And mammography services are available seven days a week.
Patient-Centred Care and Design
The centre’s services are patient-centred and so is its design. It offers a warm, comforting, and positive environment for our women, and includes artwork donated by Artworks for Cancer Foundation.
The facility includes two surgical consultation rooms, a patient education space, a nurse navigator consultation area, two mammography zones, an ultrasound examination area, and a breast biopsy area outfitted with specialized equipment for minimally invasive breast biopsies.
The Centre has a nurse navigator to assist and coordinate with patients’ health care teams regarding individual care plans, and provides helpful educational resources and psycho-social supports for our women.
Our Centre has also been designed to accommodate patients by enabling them to have biopsies and consult with a surgeon in one visit.
One visit. Multiple diagnostic services. Just another way that our hospital is changing the paradigm of care.
>> Did you know that Trillium Health Partners performs the most breast cancer surgeries in the greater Toronto area? Please make a donation today in support of women’s diagnostics at Trillium Health Partners.