Breast Health Patient Navigation Program

Memorial Hospital offers the breast health navigator program, to help patients understand treatment options and choices between oncologists, as well as find funds and any support services they need to get that treatment.

Susan G. Komen for the CureProgram Benefits

Ensures access to breast health services and information.
Uninsured or Underinsured ? Speak with us today about your options.
Need more information? We can help.
Improves health care experience.
Feeling overwhelmed or frustrated while trying to access health care? Let us help.
Fewer delayed and missed appointments.
Communicate with us about the barriers that prevent ongoing health care.
Supports timely delivery for early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Our entire focus is on reducing the number of late stage cancer diagnosis.

For more information contact:
Abby Kelly
(603) 356-5461 x2120
Fax: (603) 356-6475
E-mail: akelly@memorialhospitalnh.org

The Patient Navigator can help you by:

  • Guiding you through the health care system.
  • Advocating on your behalf to enhance your communication with health care staff and providers.
  • Working with you to find resources and support you need.
  • Helping you find appropriate sources to pay for your health care needs.
  • Helping you to arrange health care screenings.
  • Helping you to arrange for the appropriate services so you can keep your health care appointments.
  • Emotional support.

Best Friend for Life Bags

Our Lumpectomy and Mastectomy patients are given a beautiful Best Friend For Life (BFFL) bag purchased by our Susan G Komen VT/NH 2013 Grant to assist them in their recovery.

The Breast BFFLBag® is the ultimate breast surgery recovery kit. It contains the essentials for recovery and transition home: our specially-designed axillapilla® comfort pillow for support in the tender underarm area; wound and drain care supplies; mybody® skin care gift pack; Bio-Oil® moisturizing scar treatment; toiletries, organizing tools and instructions; KIND (http://www.kindsnacks.com/) healthy snack bars; and more. If you were to try to buy these items separately, it would take hours of driving around to multiple stores!

Memorial Hospital has the services to meet your breast health needs...

Primary Care

Women’s Health

Mammography Instructions

Support Group
Journey of Hope, a cancer support group: Information, education, speakers and encouragement for those with cancer and their support people. Meets the 1st Tuesday of every month, from 7–8:30pm, in the Sun Room. Facilitated by an oncology certified nurse .

Imaging Services

Digital Mammography (FDA approved; ACR accredited)
Memorial Hospital is certified as a Softer Mammogram Provider, which means we provide a soft foam cushion called a MammoPad for each woman's personal use during every screening mammogram.

Ultrasound (ACR accredited)
Memorial Hospital's ultrasound system offers cutting edge diagnostic imaging that streamlines ultrasound exams for patients and clinicians. It also offers advanced imaging specifically beneficial in the evaluation of breast masses.

Surgical Services
There’s no need to travel far for high-quality surgical care from a team of experienced surgeons. Memorial Hospital’s new Surgical Suite, located on the main campus, houses the practices of our expert Surgical Services team. Our surgeons are supported by a skilled team of Registered Nurses, Certified Surgical Technicians, surgeons, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.

Oncology & Infusion Services
Battling cancer can be one of life's biggest challenges and we feel patients should have everything they need close to home. By our affiliation with the specialists of the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine -- one of the top oncology groups in New England, patients can be treated for cancer right here.