Trillium Health Partners (THP) and Trillium Health Partners Foundation (THPF) celebrated the official opening of the new Michèle S. Darling Women’s Imaging and Assessment Centre at its Credit Valley Hospital site on October 12. Trillium Health Partners is grateful to long-time friend and supporter Michèle S. Darling for her cumulative $1 million investment in health care for our community and her generous support of the new centre.
The new Michèle S. Darling Women’s Imaging and Assessment Centre integrates diagnostic imaging services with the Breast Cancer Diagnostic Program, providing a coordinated, patient-centred approach to care where patients can receive breast diagnostic tests, receive consultation and follow up and see their surgeon all in one place. The new centre offers patients faster access to diagnosis, meaning breast cancer can be discovered at the earliest possible stage with a better chance of successful treatment, less chance of spread and more treatment options available to patients. The new centre includes two surgical consult rooms, a patient education/consult room, a nurse navigator room, two mammography rooms, one ultrasound room and a breast biopsy room with specialized equipment to perform minimally invasive breast biopsies.
“We are exceptionally grateful to Michèle Darling for her vision and enduring support of women’s health. Michèle is a caring, compassionate leader actively working to make our community a better place. We are delighted to honour her legacy of support and service through the naming of the Michèle S. Darling Women’s Imaging and Assessment Centre,” said Steve Hoscheit President & CEO Trillium Health Partners Foundation.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Ontario women. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In Peel Region alone, over 520 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Trillium Health Partners does the most breast cancer surgeries within the Greater Toronto Area, and its Peel Regional Cancer Centre has a world-class oncology program serving more than 2 million people in the Mississauga Halton and Central West Local Health Integration Networks
Photo L to R: Steve Hoscheit, President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation; Tracy Hurst, Breast Cancer Survivor and Trillium Health Partners’ Patient, Leslie Starr-Hemburrow, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Trillium Health Partners and Regional Vice President, Mississauga Halton Central West Regional Cancer Program and Michèle Darling, Donor, and Director, Trillium Health Partners’ Board of Directors.