Spectrum Health’s Betty Ford Diagnostic Breast Center Designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
First and Only Center of its Kind in Grand Rapids
Spectrum Health’s Betty Ford Diagnostic Breast Center at the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). It is the first and only facility in Grand Rapids to receive this honor.
“Spectrum Health’s Betty Ford Breast Care Services is the leader in breast health and breast cancer diagnosis in West Michigan,” said Thomas Getz, MD, medical director, Betty Ford Breast Care Services. “We are proud to receive this accreditation for the Diagnostic Center and will continue our dedication to providing outstanding and comprehensive care to our patients.”
The ACR’s Breast Imaging Center of Excellence accreditation recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
The breast imaging services at the Betty Ford Diagnostic Center are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that it has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
Betty Ford Breast Care Services offers the most comprehensive array of diagnostic services in the area. The mission of Betty Ford Breast Care Services is to provide state-of-the-art diagnostics, education and testing for breast health in a confidential, comfortable setting. It emphasizes patient education, regular screening and the importance of early breast cancer detection. Through its six sites, Betty Ford Breast Care Services annually performs:
- 50,000 Mammograms
- 45,000 Computer Aided Detections
- 1,850 Minimally Invasive Biopsies
- 8,884 Other Diagnostic Procedures (such as breast ultrasound, breast MRI, galactograms, and pre-surgical needle localizations)”
Betty Ford Breast Care Services
1840 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
519 E. Division Street
Rockford, MI 49341
4600 Breton Road SE, Suite 203
Kentwood, MI 49508
80 68th St. SE, Suite 102
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion
145 Michigan St. NE, Suite 4200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503Women’s Health Center of West Michigan
555 Mid Towne Street (Michigan Street NE)
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Betty Ford Diagnostic Breast Center
Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion, Suite 4200
145 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
To schedule an appointment call (616) 267-2626, or toll-free (877) 495-2626, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
About the American College of Radiology (ACR)
The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs for focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, as well as the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
About Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, a collection of seven hospitals and more than 140 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and mmpc, multispecialty physician groups with more than 400 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 500,000 members. Spectrum Health’s 16,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care. The organization provided $111.1 million in community benefit during its 2008 fiscal year. As a system, Spectrum Health has earned more than 100 awards during the past 10 years.