Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Bay Pines Now Offering Same Day Screening Mammograms
September 11, 2018
Service Available at the C.W. Bill Young VAMC and Lee County Healthcare Center
BAY PINES, FL – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) now offers same day screening mammograms at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center located in Bay Pines, Fla., and Lee County Healthcare Center located in Cape Coral, Fla.
The service enhancement initiative was launched to expand access to mammography services, provide earlier detection of breast cancer, and improve optimize health care outcomes.
Women Veterans, 40 years of age or older, who would like a screening mammogram, including patients with implants, female transgender, and male transgender patients can schedule a same day appointment by calling the Radiology Department at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center at 727-398-6661, extension 12538, or by calling the Lee County Healthcare Center’s Radiology Department at 239-652-1800 extension 20268.
Walk-ins and non-established patients (patients not previously seen by Radiology) will also be accommodated at both locations.
“Providing same day mammography services is an important way for us to stay engaged and better serve the unique needs of Veterans,” said Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.
“We are committed to breaking down access barriers, improving service delivery, and enhancing the Veteran experience. Same day mammography is another way we are achieving that end,” she said.
Veterans who have questions or would like more information about screening mammograms are encouraged to contact Dawn Simpson, Supervisor of General Radiology/Mammography, at 727-398-6661 extension 10075.
About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System The Bay Pines VAHCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 4,300 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is one of the largest VA health care systems in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit www.baypines.va.gov, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vabaypines, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vabaypines.