Swedish Covenant Hospital’s (SCH) Breast Health Program in the Center for Advanced Therapy in Cancer Care, Hematology and Infusion offers a multi-disciplinary approach to fighting cancer. A Breast Health Navigator guides patients through each step of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, addressing their medical, psychological and social needs. SCH is an American College of Radiology designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and one of very few in Chicago to offer 3-D mammography. The Cancer Program is accredited as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program with Commendation by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer, which is the highest rank possible for this type of program. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has partnered with SCH to provide breast health and screening services for women in financial need. The NBCF-funded breast health and screening program has been so successful, that SCH has expanded the program fourfold in the past four years and most recently has added a comprehensive breast cancer survivorship program.
Swedish Covenant Hospital is also nationally recognized as a ‘2013 Top Urban Hospital’ named by The Leapfrog Group. The Top Hospital designation is awarded based on a hospital’s ability to meet or surpass a variety of safety and quality standards. Across the country, over 1300 hospitals contended for this prestigious designation, however Swedish Covenant was one of 55 hospitals in the entire nation, and the only hospital in Chicago to receive this highly-selective honor.
“Over the past five years our partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation has played a catalytic role in the development and expansion of our breast health and mammography program for underserved women. Since 2010 alone, we have more than tripled the number of uninsured women who are receiving life-saving mammograms and leveraged our National Breast Cancer Foundation funding to enlist additional funding partners in the cause.” – Mark Newton, President and CEO
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