St. Elizabeth Healthcare opens new Women’s Health Center on Medical Village Drive in Edgewood

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St. Elizabeth Healthcare has announce the opening of its new 15,000 square foot Women’s Health Center at 600-610 Medical Village Drive in Edgewood. 

St. Elizabeth Healthcare officials cut the ribbon to open the new Women’s Health Center on the Edgewood campus (photos by Mark Hansel).

Located conveniently on the Edgewood campus, the center offers a comfortable, state-of-the-art setting for women’s health needs, including screening mammography, bone density scans (DEXA), pelvic floor physical therapy and urogynecology services.

“The new Women’s Health Center is a wonderful step toward our commitment to lead Northern Kentucky in becoming one of the healthiest communities in America,” said Susan McDonald, vice president and chief nursing officer, St. Elizabeth Edgewood, Covington and Grant. “Building the new Center gives women of all ages a convenient, professional setting for all of their breast, bone and urogynecology needs.”

Members of St. Elizabeth staff and community stakeholders celebrated the opening of the facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare CEO Garren Colvin said the facility will impact the community in the same way as the $140 million cancer center under construction on the same campus.

“It’s not the bricks, it’s not the mortar that holds the bricks together, it’s really the people inside the building and the programs inside the building touching our patients’ live’s that make a difference,” Colvin said. “I’m so proud to lead an organization that has 9,000 people dedicated to our patients and dedicated to making sure that we have healthy women in our community.”

A large group of St. Elizabeth employees and community stakeholders were on hand for Monday’s ribbon cutting for the Women’s Health Center in Edgewood.

State Rep. Diane St. Onge, R-Park Hills, whose district includes the Edgewood campus said the strides and improvements that St. E. has been making over several years are just amazing.

“This is just one more step in the right direction, especially for women’s health,” St. ONge said. “We have this facility, which I just finished touring, that is absolutely spectacular, so I am very pleased that they are here and that they continue this good work under these leaders.”

Highlights of the center include:

*St. Elizabeth Physicians expanding urogynecology services to provide comprehensive care for a variety of pelvic floor disorders, including bladder control, bowel control, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction. The new Urogynecology office includes three procedure rooms, ten exam rooms and two lab areas. Dr. Susan Oakley and Kristen Kreinest, APRN, will be moving from the Newport/Ft. Thomas office to the new center while Dr. Sonali Raman will continue seeing urogynecology patients at the Newport/Ft. Thomas office. For questions or more information on urogynecology services, please call (859) 757-2132.

“It’s not the bricks, it’s not the mortar that holds the bricks together, it’s really the people inside the building and the programs inside the building touching our patients’ live’s that make a difference,” St. Elizabeth Healthcare CEO Garren Colvin

*As of June 4, St. Elizabeth screening mammography and DEXA scan services will be moving from its previous location at the Edgewood Fischer Homes Breast Center to the new center. The new Mammography & DEXA suite includes two tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) suites and two 2-D mammography suites for screening mammograms as well as two DEXA scan suites. Diagnostic imaging, breast procedure, breast clinic and survivorship clinic appointments will still be held at the Edgewood Fischer Homes Breast Center.  For questions or more information on screening mammography and DEXA scans, please call (859) 301-6380.

*St. Elizabeth women’s pelvic floor physical therapy is also expanding with dedicated space in the new center to provide intervention for patients with pelvic health issues such as incontinence, pelvic pain, post-surgical pain and osteoporosis. For questions or more information on physical therapy services, please call (859) 212-5400.

*Compassionate, specialized care in a comfortable environment.

*Referrals to all St. Elizabeth Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Breast Center specialists.

The facility is located in the facility that formerly housed the offices of the Northern Kentucky District Health Department.

The center is open to patients and will host a Grand Opening for the community today, from 6 – 8 p.m. For more information, click here.

Contact the Northern Kentucky Tribune at news@nkytrib.com

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