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Update on Mammography Services at the Diagnostic Center at Winchester Medical Center

Valley Health is pleased to announce that Winchester Medical Center has resumed mammography services at the Winchester Medical Center Diagnostic Center.

Background Information

Valley Health temporarily suspended mammography services at the Diagnostic Center at Winchester Medical Center, on August 31, 2019. Mammography services at other Valley Health facilities remained open.

An external review of the mammography program at the Diagnostic Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR) raised concerns about the quality of our mammogram images.

In early September, WMC submitted a Plan of Correction (POC) to the ACR to address the concerns identified by the ACR. Since that time, we have worked closely with the ACR and FDA to complete all necessary steps within the POC. Our radiologists and technologists completed training on the most up-to-date protocols. Letters outlining the ACR and FDA’s concerns were sent to patients’ homes in December.

It is important to note these findings do not necessarily mean that the results of any individual mammogram were inaccurate, but it does mean patients may need to have their mammograms re-evaluated. Obviously, this is not in accordance with the high standards we have set for the quality of care at Winchester Medical Center and throughout our health system. Our utmost concern at all times is the health and safety of our patients.

No other services at the Diagnostic Center were affected and all services, including mammography, have continued at Valley Health’s five other imaging locations. This temporary disruption did not affect patients who are in need of a biopsy or who are preparing for surgery.

Patients who wish to have a re-evaluation or repeat mammogram may call 888-441-5294.

The WMC Diagnostic Center has resumed normal operations and is accepting mammogram appointments. To schedule your screening, please call 855-724-3384.

Last Updated 2/17/2020