Rockwall, TX – October 1, 2010 – The Lake Pointe Breast Center has developed a novel approach to help women focus on their breast health this October. The center asks women to “Picture Yourself Healthy,” encouraging each to take the one picture that could save her life – a mammogram.
Picture Yourself Healthy was created by Lake Pointe Medical Center and its sister hospitals as part of a national campaign to promote early detection and testing that could save the lives of the approximately 180,000 women who are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
“Picture Yourself Healthy is about more than just remembering to get a mammogram,” explains Barbara Quast, RN, Breast Health Nurse Coordinator with the Lake Pointe Health Network. “It is about women keeping themselves in the picture and making their health just as much of a priority as are their families and careers.”
In support of the campaign, the Lake Pointe Health Network will be offering many extended weekday and Saturday hours for screening mammogram appointments during the month of October at each of our imaging locations in Rowlett, Rockwall and Forney.
Lake Pointe Imaging Center – Rockwall
Thursdays (5PM to 8PM) – October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
Saturdays (8AM to 1PM) – October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
Lake Pointe Imaging Center – Forney
Wednesdays (5PM to 8PM) – October 6th and 20th
Lake Pointe Medical Center – Rowlett
Saturdays (8AM to 1PM) - October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
To schedule your digital screening mammogram today, call 1.866.424.5362 for available dates and times. A free gift (a $4.00 value – while supplies last) will be provided to those women having a mammogram at a Lake Pointe Health Network facility during the month of October.
“All of our imaging locations offer fully digital mammography, providing you with the latest in breast imaging technology,” explains Quast. “Coupled with digital CAD (computer aided detection), essentially a second set of eyes for the radiologists, abnormal tissue areas are flagged to assist the radiologist in the early detection of breast cancer. And in addition to digital mammography, we offer breast MRI, as well as stereotactic, ultrasound-guided and MRI-guided breast biopsy. And we now offer a Breast Health Nurse Coordinator, a compassionate and knowledgeable individual to help guide you and answer your questions related to your breast health and/or breast cancer diagnosis.” Call 469-698-7824 to speak with Barbara Quast, RN, Breast Health Nurse Coordinator at the Lake Pointe Breast Center. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1,500 people die each day in the U.S. from cancer. Approximately 559,650 Americans are expected to succumb to the disease this year – one of every four deaths nationwide. Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths among women.
ABOUT LAKE POINTE HEALTH NETWORK
Lake Pointe Health Network is a locally focused health network developed by Lake Pointe Medical Center and designed to improve access to healthcare services in Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City and the surrounding communities. The network currently comprises Lake Pointe Medical Center, a 112-bed acute care
hospital located in Rowlett at 6800 Scenic Drive; Lake Pointe Imaging Centers, diagnostic imaging centers located in Rockwall at 1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 121 and in Forney at 763 E. State Highway 80, Suite 120; Lake Pointe Sleep Centers, located in Rockwall at 1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 145 and in Rowlett at 7501 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140; Lake Pointe Breast Center, a center providing comprehensive breast care, located in Rockwall at 1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 121; Lake Pointe Wound Care Center, a comprehensive wound care center that includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy, located in Rowlett at 7501 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 240; Lake Pointe Urgent Care Center, located in Rockwall at 1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 115; Lake Pointe Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, located in Rowlett at 7801 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 110; and Lake Pointe Fitness and Rehabilitation, located at 9400 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 124. Lake Pointe Health Network is committed to providing the same high quality health care found at Lake Pointe Medical Center. To learn more about Lake Pointe Health Network, please visit www.lakepointemedical.com.
ABOUT LAKE POINTE MEDICAL CENTER
Lake Pointe Medical Center is a 112-bed acute care hospital located at 6800 Scenic Drive in Rowlett. Lake Pointe Medical Center has been serving the residents of Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City and the surrounding communities since 1987. The hospital provides a wide spectrum of medical services, including an emergency department with Fast Track services, a 14-bed intensive care unit, women's services, a Level II and Level III NICU, diagnostic imaging, eight operating rooms and telemetry. With a medical staff of over 400 physicians, Lake Pointe Medical Center provides a number of specialty services, including cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, general surgery, spine surgery, thoracic surgery, ear nose and throat, pulmonary medicine, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and neonatal services. Lake Pointe also offers wound care, sleep medicine, physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as pulmonary rehabilitation. The Lake Pointe Urgent Care Center in Rockwall provides quick, convenient care for minor emergencies and illness. The Lake Pointe Imaging Centers in Forney and Rockwall provide extended imaging services to the community. The Lake Pointe Breast Center in Rockwall provides comprehensive breast care to the community. In 2009, the hospital received two designations: a J.D. Power And Associates Distinguished Hospital Program Award for “An Outstanding Patient Experience” for Maternity Services; and two CIGNA Center of Excellence Designations for Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal and Vaginal Delivery. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency, licensed by the state of Texas and certified for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To learn more about Lake Pointe Medical Center, visit www.lakepointemedical.com.