The Women's Health Centers at Saint Clare's
Saint Clare’s offers two dedicated Women’s Health Center facilities, one at Saint Clare's Hospital/Dover and one at Saint Clare’s Health Center at Sussex. Each facility is designed to provide leading edge technology and treatment in an environment that promotes relaxation and a sense of well-being.
The 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 - provided by Fellowship-Trained Breast Surgeon, Dana M. Holwitt, MD, 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
Saint Clare's 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.
Urogynecology services are available through the Center for Female Pelvic Health and Surgery
Counseling and Education
- Dedicated nurse navigators to guide oncology patients through diagnosis and treatment
- 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
Saint Clare’s 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, and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
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.
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