BEAVERCREEK — Soin Medical Center will soon have a comprehensive women’s health center thanks to a Greene Medical Foundation grant for $450,000.
The Center will occupy approximately 3,600 square feet in the Ollie Davis Pavilion adjacent to Soin. Construction is already underway with an anticipated opening in the spring.
Soin and Greene Memorial Hospital Vice President, Finance and Operations Ron Connovich said, “We want to provide every reason for women to follow through on their preventative care. This center will make it easier for them, and improve the quality of life for women across Greene County and beyond.”
The center will focus primarily on cancer prevention and detection, featuring a 3D tomography unit, breast ultrasound including ultrasound-guided biopsy and upright stereotactic biopsy, and Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), which uses a tracer fluid and a specially designed gamma camera to produce high-contrast images of breast tissue.
“I think it’s a tremendous opportunity for this part of Greene County to have a women’s center to provide all these needed services. A center like this means so much to impact early detection and make services like this available close to home for our patients,” said Connovich.
The center was designed with the patient in mind and offers a comforting, spa-like atmosphere.
Foundation Board Member and Grant Chair Cheryl Lightle said, “We determined a pleasant and warm atmosphere makes a woman’s experience better and will bring them back time and again for their annual evaluations and follow ups,.” she said. “Many times our grants cover the things that weren’t covered previously and our goal is to make things the best we can for the people that will utilize our hospitals in Greene County.”
In addition to 3D mammography technology there will be space for educational areas for women to obtain the latest information about breast health. There will be extra amenities like a warm robes and consultation areas, in addition to carrying over the ambiance from the hospital.
Lightle explained the Foundation worked with focus groups before beginning construction in order to find things that are important to the women who will use a center like this.
“We want the latest technology and services to be available close to home and this center is just another way to do that,” added Lightle.
“This is an opportunity for those in Greene County and beyond to have state-of-the-art care close to home,” says said Greene Medical Foundation President Jeff Brock. “Our hope is that it encourages every patient to be proactive in preventative care.”
Story courtesy of The Greene Medical Foundation - Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center hospital within Kettering Health Network.
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