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Cooley Dickinson Announces Events to Celebrate New Breast Center

NORTHAMPTON — After years of planning, design, and fund-raising and months of gutting, framing, and otherwise preparing more than 6,000 square feet of space, Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s new Breast Center opened to patients Monday, July 17. In celebration, a variety of public events are scheduled for Monday, July 31. They include:

• Paint the Path Pink, a 1.4-mile breast-cancer-awareness walk from Northampton’s City Hall to Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s main entrance, starting at 3:30 p.m.;

• Self-guided tours in the Breast Center, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and

• Remarks by Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, Cooley Dickinson Health Care President Joanne Marqusee; Chief of Surgery Dr. Holly Michaelson; Chief of Imaging Dr. Joseph Polino; Dr. Lindsay Rockwell, interim Medical Director of the Mass General Cancer Center; and Lynne Parsons, chair of the Breast Center Initiative, at 5:50 p.m. in the Radiology lobby. The reception will include refreshments.

At 6:30 p.m., the City of Northampton will provide transportation back to City Hall for people who walked from City Hall.

For more information about these events, call Kelly Charest at (413) 582-2216.

The new Breast Center consolidates all breast-related services in a single location, including breast screening, breast exams, 2D and 3D mammography/tomosynthesis, biopsy, ultrasound, and bone-density screening.

Notably, a new feature of the Breast Center includes implementation of the Radiology Department’s new C-View Low Dose 3D mammography technology, which provides greater accuracy, improved comfort, and reduced X-ray exposure.

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