OLNEY, Md. — MedStar Montgomery Medical Center (MMMC) announces an expansion of innovative, specialized care with the opening of its new Outpatient Oncology Center and Breast Health and Imaging Center. The two new Centers will house several specialties on one campus in order to provide patients with comprehensive care, offering the most advanced treatment combined with compassion and convenience.
As MedStar Montgomery marks its 100th anniversary this year, the Centers’ openings represent the hospital’s combined commitment to forward-looking, patient-focused care. The Centers will provide value-based healthcare with the highest quality safety and service alongside state-of-the-art equipment, delivered by world class physicians. MedStar Montgomery is uniquely positioned for this strategic growth, as it continues to offer patients local access to care, and additional resources and expertise as part of MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute.
New Imaging Center Prioritizes Breast Health and Preventative Care
From prevention to treatment, the new Breast Health and Imaging Center at MMMC serves patients with both cancerous and non-cancerous breast conditions. The advance treatments and preventative care are matched with compassion and sensitivity delivered by a highly skilled, specialized interdisciplinary team.
“A breast cancer diagnosis is unexpected and is impacted by so many variables—so our priority is treating the whole patient, well beyond the cancer,” said Dawn Leonard, MD, Breast Health Program site director. “We’re proud of what this means for our ability to continue providing comprehensive and integrated care that is critical to our community.”
The new center will enhance the overall experience of patients with state-of-the-art technology delivered in a comfortable environment. This includes the addition of the new SmartCurve™ Breast Stabilization System, a new technology that is shaped like a woman’s breast and clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable and accurate mammogram. A more comfortable experience helps to eliminate the pain barrier that prevents many women from receiving regular breast exams. Patients also have access to Intelligent2D, an imaging technology that produces as a clear, comprehensive image which improves clinical performance for early, accurate diagnosis.
The Breast Health and Imaging Center offers a variety of preventative care and treatment options, including:
- Digital Screening and Diagnostic Mammography
- 3D Mammography
- New SmartCurve™ Breast Stabilization System
- Breast Ultrasound and MRI
- Breast Surgery and Reconstruction
- Genetic Counseling and Testing
- Imaging-Guided Breast Biopsy
- Multi-Disciplinary Breast Cancer Management
- Patient Navigation
- Survivor Support
Outpatient Oncology Brings New Depth, Breadth of Cancer Care to Olney
The expansion of MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute brings a comprehensive, patient-focused Outpatient Oncology Center to MedStar Montgomery. Patients with a variety of cancers will be treated by an integrated team of specialists with the latest, research-based treatment approaches and advanced technology. A network of expert, compassionate care providers will work together to develop a personalized, seamless and supportive care plan, bringing world-class cancer care to Olney.
“With an increasing amount of cancer care provided in the outpatient setting, which is expected to grow over the next decade, the opening of this new cancer center is imperative,” Luther Ampey, MD, director of MedStar Montgomery’s Cancer Center. “We believe everyone should have access to top doctors and treatment options where they live, without the need to travel far from home.”
The Outpatient Oncology Center at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center provides high-quality cancer care treatments, including:
- Chemotherapy and Hormone Therapy
- Radiation Therapy
- Skin Cancer Procedures
- Cancer Rehabilitation
As part of the MedStar Health System, MMMC patients have access to a large network of nationally recognized providers and innovative care. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation to be a designated comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.
“We are eager to use the Centers’ resources to reach more patients in the region,” said Thomas J. Senker, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center president. “Bringing the expertise of MedStar Health cancer care into our community-based hospital allows us to develop tailored, world-class treatment that provides our patients with the best possible care right here in Montgomery County.”
MMMC began seeing patients in the Outpatient Oncology Center in July 2019 and will welcome patients to the Breast Health and Imaging Center in late October 2019. The hospital is also honoring breast cancer survivors, their families, caregivers and those who have lost their battle through its “Pink with a Purpose” ribbon project. Supporters are invited to honor their loved ones by adding a pink ribbon to a 10-foot ribbon-shaped display at various community events.
For more information on the new Oncology Center or to request a consultation, visit: www.medstarhealth.org/ads/mmmc-outpatient-oncology-center. To schedule a breast health screen visit: https://www.medstarhealth.org/ads/mmmc-breast-health-program-preventative/. And to learn more about Breast Cancer Care in MMMC’s Breast Health and Imaging Center, visit: https://www.medstarhealth.org/ads/mmmc-breast-health-program-cancer-care.
ABOUT MEDSTAR MONTGOMERY MEDICAL CENTER AND MEDSTAR HEALTH
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center is a not-for-profit, acute care community hospital serving Montgomery County, Maryland. For 100 years, MedStar Montgomery has served as a medical care provider and community health resource offering high-quality, personalized care. MedStar Montgomery provides a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies, and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals—including cutting-edge care in obstetrics, orthopedics, breast health, and oncology.
MedStar Health is the region's largest non-profit and most trusted integrated healthcare delivery system, giving patients access to the latest in modern medicine and medical technology within a community hospital setting.