SOURCE: Riverside Medical Center

Riverside Medical Center

February 04, 2010 17:53 ET

Riverside Medical Center Named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

KANKAKEE, IL--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - The Breast Health Center at Riverside Medical Center has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), making it the first and only breast imaging center in the region and one of only 19 facilities in Illinois to receive this designation.

This designation recognizes the quality of every aspect of the center and tells women that Riverside's Kankakee hospital meets and greatly exceeds the national standards of finding breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages. Women visiting Riverside can expect to find some of the best breast care in the country.

As part of their women's diagnostic center the Riverside Breast Health Center meets the highest standards of the radiology profession. A center of excellence designation is awarded to the breast imaging centers that have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by achieving accreditation in mammography, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy, and stereotactic breast biopsy.

Riverside voluntarily underwent the ACR's rigorous review process and was successfully certified. Riverside offers state-of-the-art technology and has the best people possible to help patients through the process. The Riverside Breast Health Center has been very successful at detecting and treating breast cancer and other high risk breast disease. The Kankakee hospital imaging program includes screening and diagnostic mammography, computer-aided detection, breast ultrasound, noninvasive outpatient breast biopsies and much more.

In addition to this wonderful technology, Riverside Medical Center offers many other amenities designed to provide patients and their families in the Southern Chicago suburbs healthcare service area with a comfortable and supportive experience. While waiting for an appointment in the women's waiting area, patients can access a vast library of women's health related books, articles and videos.

Throughout the process of care there are always people or resources to help make a patient's experience just a little bit better. Riverside strives for this goal each and every day. While cancer is not easy to go through, Riverside Medical Center is doing their part to try and make the experience less frightening. When you step foot into the Kankakee hospital you will automatically know that you are in caring hands.

For more information about the Breast Health Center or the other quality services offered by Riverside Medical Center, visit or call (815) 933-1671.

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