• Breast Care

  • Wellmont Health System offers two fully accredited centers for breast health at Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center.

    Wellmont's breast centers are the only ones in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The NAPBC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to recognize breast centers providing quality care.

    Why choose Wellmont’s fully accredited breast centers?

    Wellmont’s fully accredited breast centers offer a wide range of breast health services from experienced breast cancer physicians and caregivers.

    This team includes oncology breast navigators, who are dedicated to working with patients throughout their breast cancer journeys.

    And Wellmont’s centers meet and exceed the quality standards established by NAPBC.

    Our accredited breast centers provide:

    • Breast care with a broad range of state-of-the-art services
    • Multidisciplinary team approach for well-coordinated care among cancer specialists
    • and other providers
    • Clinical trials, research and advanced breast cancer treatment options
    • Access to breast cancer prevention, early detection and educational tools and services
    • Consistent monitoring for continually improving care

    Together, these features ensure patients receive the highest quality of breast care available in the region.

    Oncology breast navigators

    Highly trained, personal patient advocates

    Wellmont’s oncology breast navigators are skilled oncology nurse specialists who work with patients and their families from the point of diagnosis through treatment and recovery.

    Oncology breast navigators offer one-on-one education, guidance and compassionate support. And they are invaluable resources for helping patients find their way through the often complex process of visits, treatments and questions.

    These nurse navigators are trained to provide patients with special guidance, while also serving as physician liaisons. This allows your oncology physicians and nurses to concentrate on treatments and physical healing.

    Breast care services and treatments

    Breast health centers

    Partnerships for better breast health

    Raising awareness and supporting advances

    Wellmont works closely with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the American Cancer Society to support events like Race for the Cure, helping fund research and providing the highest possible level of breast care services throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

    Providing access to screening mammograms

    The Tri-Cities affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has also partnered with Wellmont and local health departments, offering a grant to make mammograms available for women in difficult financial situations.

    Project Access to Breast Care – or Project ABC – is designed to reach women in Sullivan, Washington, Hawkins, Johnson, Unicoi, Hancock and Greene counties in Tennessee and Scott County, Va., who are uninsured or underinsured and meet financial guidelines.

    Patients who qualify for Project ABC receive a free mammogram, computer-aided detection screening and interpretation from a trained Wellmont radiologist. Women can contact their local health department for more information or to make a Project ABC appointment.

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