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Superior Breast Imaging Available at Gunnison Valley Health

Women of the Gunnison Valley can rest assure knowing their local hospital has the most advanced mammography technology combined with an experienced imaging team to deliver comprehensive breast care services that rival anywhere in the nation.

Gunnison Valley Health’s CEO Rob Santilli said the healthcare system has the right team in place with the latest equipment to perform a comprehensive continuum of breast care services in the Valley.

“The breast imaging team is led by diagnostic radiologist, Dr. Karien Campbell, who brings over 20 years of breast imaging and diagnostic experience to our community,” Santilli said. “With Dr. Campbell’s expertise in breast imaging, combined with the latest 3D mammography technology, we offer a superior service right here in the Valley, without the need to travel to the major cities,” he said.

“We are also fortunate to have the knowledge and expertise of general surgeon and breast care prevention specialist, Dr. Stephania Timothy, and oncologist, Dr. Paulette Blanchet, who complement our imaging services and tie our breast care services together.”

The partnership between Gunnison Valley Health and TETWP began five years ago when TETWP purchased the hospitals first digital ultrasound machine. Two years later, it progressed to the 3D mammography machine. Last year, biopsy diagnostic equipment was purchased and soon breast MRI’s will be offered.

Santilli confirmed that TETWP has been a driving force to help make Gunnison Valley Health one of the best rural breast care hospitals in the nation and we nothing but appreciation for their support.

“We strive to bring the best in breast care services to the Valley and could not have offered these services without the support of Heidi Sherratt and the TETWP team,” Santilli added. “We now have the highest level of excellence in physicians and equipment to deliver exceptional breast care services right here in the Valley.”

To support Breast Cancer Awareness month, Gunnison Valley Health is offering a complimentary massage if you book your mammogram on a Monday. For more information on Mammo Mondays and to make an appointment, please contact Gunnison Valley Health’s Diagnostic Imaging Department at 970-641-7253.

Gunnison Valley Health and TETWP celebrating the new biopsy equipment which was purchased last year. Disclaimer: This photo was taken pre-COVID19.