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Health First Opens Breast Center

Melbourne, FL - Health First is pleased to announce the opening of its new Breast Center located on the north end of Health First Medical Group's Gateway location. The Health First Breast Center offers state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic mammography, tomosynthesis (3D) mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, breast biopsy and pre-surgical procedures. Patients have access to highly trained and experienced breast surgeons.

"With advances in breast imaging, we are able to diagnose breast cancers at earlier stages," said Health First Medical Group CEO Dr. Jeffrey Stalnaker. "The new Health First Breast Center uses advanced technologies and treatments, ensuring our patients a comprehensive, timely and personalized approach to breast health."

The Breast Center offers a comprehensive breast program with specialists managing every phase of care. Patients receive state-of-the-art, coordinated, multi-disciplinary care in a compassionate and supportive environment. In addition to an experienced team of medical professionals, including specialized breast imaging radiologists, the Breast Center also provides a nurse navigator to help patients and their families as an advocate, support system and resource provider guiding them compassionately through the process.

The Health First Breast Program Clinical Committee recommends annual screening mammograms for women over the age of 40 without other significant risk factors. Patients can schedule their screening mammogram online at HFnow.org. For more information about the Health First Breast Center, please visit HFbreasthealth.org

About Health First
Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County's not-for-profit, community healthcare system. The fully integrated delivery network (IDN) includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group and outpatient and wellness services. As a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Health First is committed to investing in our community. In 2014, Health First provided more than $119 million in community support. To learn more about Health First and how we're giving back to our community, please visit HFgivesback.org.