Wellmont Health System offers patients in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia 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 Northeast Tennessee accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization established to acknowledge breast centers providing quality care.
Why choose Wellmont’s fully accredited breast centers?
Accreditation helps ensure exceptional breast care for patients by distinguished breast experts. Wellmont’s fully accredited breast centers offer a wide range of breast health services provided by exceptional breast cancer physicians and caregivers, including oncology breast navigators dedicated to working with patients and their families through the journey of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Wellmont’s centers meet and exceed the quality standards established by NAPBC, assuring patients the highest quality of breast care available anywhere in the Tri-Cities region.
- Breast care with a broad range of state-of-the-art services, including genetics testing and equipment
- Multidisciplinary team approach to coordination of breast care
- Information about clinical trials, research and cutting-edge breast cancer treatment options
- Access to breast cancer prevention, early detection and educational tools and services
- Consistent monitoring and improvement of care
Oncology breast navigators
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 compassion and are invaluable resources for helping patients find their way through the often complex process of visits, treatments and questions. Oncology breast navigators are trained to provide special guidance and serve as physician liaisons, allowing oncology physicians and nurses to concentrate on treatments and physical healing.
Breast care services and treatments
Breast health centers
- Breast Center at Holston Valley Medical Center
- Leonard Family Comprehensive Breast Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center
- Wellmont Breast Center in Johnson City
- Wellmont hospitals and facilities offering digital mammography:
Partnerships for better breast health
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.
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 to qualify. Patients who qualify 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 an appointment.