Thursday, June 4, 2009

Herman & Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center Debuts in New Space

Roughly 175 people attended the grand reopening of the Herman & Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center and the debut of the Sara & David Brown lobby at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown Tuesday evening. It also marked the end of the hospital's Renaissance Campaign, a community fundraising effort launched in 2005, which raised over $7 million that went toward the hospital's renovation and expansion.

The Samuelson Breast Care center today makes available some of the most advanced cancer detection technologies and treatment approaches – such as digital mammography, breast MRI, breast biopsy and multi-D cancer conferences. Starting July 1, the center will be headed by a fellowship-trained breast surgeon and new medical director, Dawn Leonard, M.D., pictured above left with Northwest Hospital President Erik Wexler. Her expertise will add to the comprehensiveness of the center, giving patients the option to use it as their home base for all facets of cancer care as well as for their routine mammograms.

Tuesday's event drew physicians such Ron Shuster, M.D., the division head of the Cosmetic Surgery Center at Northwest Hospital, pictured above right with LifeBridge Health vice president Ida Samet. Other attendees included state Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, pictured at left with Andrea Amprey, executive vice president of Amprey & Associates, and Marianne Kreitner, Director of Constituent Services for Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

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