St. Rita's serves the region with one hospital, two emergency departments, three Urgent Care locations and 3,400 employees committed to serving our community. With a long-standing tradition of investing in advanced technologies, St. Rita's is the regional leader for quality health care.
We are focused on shaping the future of medical care in our community. Our Graduate Medical Education program will play a key role in providing outstanding care for people throughout the Greater Lima Region. To build educational excellence, we appeal to your generosity to help us:
We invite you to learn more about the new Graduate Medical Education Program and help us build something truly great for our future.
St. Rita's Women's Wellness Center offers 3-D mammography to provide exceptional imaging of the breast. The Foundation is helping the Center add additional 3-D mammography units to provide life-saving technology to more women.
St. Rita's Women's Wellness Center opened at its current location on October 1, 1999. Each year at the center and our satellite locations, approximately 15,000 mammograms are completed, 125 breast cancers are diagnosed and nearly 700 breast core biopsies are performed. St. Rita's Women's Wellness Center is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and is the only breast center in the region accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers.
St. Rita's Women's Wellness Center purchased the region's first 3-D mammography unit in April. Two additional units are needed to best serve our community.
· 3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, uses digital technology to provide three-dimensional imaging of the breast.
· Similar to a CT scan, it produces images in one millimeter slices, instead of a normal two-dimensional digital mammogram.
· This technique helps alleviate the problems of overlapping tissue in a two-dimensional image and increases the detection of breast cancer.
· It's especially helpful in women with very dense breast tissue, which hides or mimics breast cancer.
· It reduces the chances of false-positives and decreases the number of call-back exams for more testing.
· 3-D mammography will soon become the standard of care, as 2-D digital mammography did about a decade ago.
· 3-D requires dedicated equipment and specific training for radiologists and technologists.
· Reimbursement for 3-D mammography took effect January 1, 2015.
· The goal in 2015 is to replace the two oldest 2-D digital units that are at end of life.
· Over the next two years, the goal is to replace the 2-D digital units at each of our three satellite locations (Delphos, Putnam County and Auglaize County).
· This is an important service for St. Rita's to offer its patients.
In addition, St. Rita's Women's Wellness Center will replace one bone densitometry unit that is 12 years old, renovate its women's library, enlarge the current waiting area and update additional areas of the center as needed.
Some of our past campaign projects include funding for:
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