The Women's Health Centers at Saint Clare's
Phone: 973-537-5665 | Appointments: 1-888-808-1234
Saint Clare’s offers two dedicated
Women’s Health Center facilities, one at
Saint Clare's Hospital/Dover and one at
Saint Clare’s Imaging Center at Parsippany Commons. Each facility is designed to provide leading edge technology and treatment
in an environment that promotes relaxation and a sense of well-being.
Women's Health Centers offer highly qualified physicians, nurses, nurse navigators, therapists
and technologists experienced in women's healthcare. The Center is
administered by hospital leadership, in conjunction with a Physician Steering
Committee, with support from a Community Advisory Committee. Our staff
is responsive, compassionate and highly trained, and is also bilingual
for easy communication for Spanish-speaking patients.
Saint Clare’s conducts regular breast cancer tumor boards, where
all breast care specialists – including nurse navigators, surgeons,
radiologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons, oncologists and radiation
oncologists meet to discuss the most current topics in the diagnosis and
treatment of breast cancer, while consulting on current cases. Patients
can be referred to a member of the board for consultation and treatment.
Breast Health Services
Expert care provided by a certified nurse practioner,
certified technologists and dedicated breast radiologists. Services include:
- Comprehensive clinical breast exam
High-risk assessment and management
Genetic testing and counseling (BRCA 1 and 2)
Breast ultrasound and MRI
Ultrasound-guided needle and stereotactic biopsy
Breast health education
Women's Health Center in Dover was the first in northwest New Jersey to provide state-of-the-art
digital mammography. Answering the increased demand of women for this
enhanced breast scan, Saint Clare's offers digital mammography at the the
Women’s Health Center in Dover, the
Women’s Health Center in Sussex, and
Saint Clare’s Imaging Center at Parsippany Commons. Shorter test times, and the decreased need for repeat testing, enable our
Women's Health Centers to serve many more women who need mammograms. If a screening reveals the
need for additional diagnostic tests, they can often be performed during
the same appointment. A nurse navigator is available to guide women through
this process and provide education and support along the way.
Bone Density Testing
Saint Clare's state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services include
advanced technology in every area of imaging, including Bone Density Testing.
Bone density studies are the most common diagnostic tool for diagnosis
and management of osteoporosis and other bone abnormality conditions from
which women may suffer, and are provided through the Women's Health Center.
Counseling and Education
- Dedicated nurse navigators to guide oncology patients through diagnosis
- Dedicated, specially-trained oncology social workers to address individual
patient and family needs
- Saint Clare’s offers a variety of support groups including groups
focused on cancer and behavioral health
Referrals: Access to a full range of Saint Clare's affiliated medical
and surgical specialists
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Women’s Health Center in Dover has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the
American College of Radiology (ACR). This designation is awarded to breast
imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation
in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs
and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
Saint Clare’s Women's Health Center is fully accredited in mammography,
stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast
biopsy and MRI Breast Imaging ACR Certification.
Saint Clare's offers a fully accredited mammography program. Licensed
female technologists perform low-dose mammograms and diagnostic ultrasounds.
Board-certified radiologists with experience and special training in interpreting
mammograms and breast ultrasounds read test results. For suspicious areas,
both ultrasound-guided and stereotactic breast biopsy, as well as breast
MRI, are available.