Monday Medical: Outpatient Pavilion open for care
If you go
What: Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center Grand Opening Celebration
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29; remarks and ribbon cutting at 6 p.m.
Where: The Outpatient Pavilion, 1100 Central Park Drive, adjacent to Yampa Valley Medical Center
More information: Enjoy tours, giveaways, appetizers and more as you mingle with the breast health center staff and learn about services provided.
Another phase in keeping quality care close to home has begun — Yampa Valley Medical Center is announcing the official opening of its new Outpatient Pavilion.
The Outpatient Pavilion has been home to YampaCare For Women and, beginning today, the Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center. The Jan Bishop Cancer Center, opening early in 2017, will also call the building home.
The Outpatient Pavilion consists of the former Doak Walker Care Center on the YVMC campus. It has been customized and remodeled for each of the new services, combining patient-friendly conveniences and added space and efficiencies for staff. A new, two-story addition, including a new covered entrance, completes the Outpatient Pavilion, and the space offers room to grow. A portion of the building is unfinished, allowing for the addition of needed services in the future.
The Outpatient Pavilion is now home to the Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center, offering screening and diagnostic breast health services, and YampaCare For Women, an obstetrics and gynecology clinic.
The Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center, formerly located in the Medical Office Building, will continue to have the comfortable, spa-like feel patients have enjoyed in the Medical Office Building location, and it will offer patients the same high-level of expertise, with Dr. Terese Kaske and Dr. Malaika Thompson, both breast specialty, fellowship-trained radiologists, as well as an experienced team of technologists, and a breast health nurse navigator.
But it will now have more space for the latest technology, including new equipment for 3-D digital mammography, bone density and stereotactic breast biopsy. The new space can be used more efficiently, allowing patients and staff to move about more comfortably.
In addition to the new space and equipment, Yampa Valley Medical Center was excited to announce price reductions on a range of breast health services, aiming to improve the value of care provided at the breast health center.
YampaCare For Women has been in the new space since February, but until today, patients have been asked to use parking in the main hospital lot and enter through the YVMC entrance. Patients of Dr. David Schaller, Dr. Diane Petersen and Dr. Mary Bowman are now invited to use the parking and entrance for the Outpatient Pavilion.
YampaCare For Women and the Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center now share one convenient check-in desk in the new space, allowing for easy scheduling of women’s health services.
How to get there
The Outpatient Pavilion is adjacent to YVMC and GrandKids Child Care Center.
Patients should note the Outpatient Pavilion is not the same as the Medical Office Building. The Outpatient Pavilion is on the east side of the YVMC campus, while the Medical Office building is on the west. Patients who usually access YVMC from U.S. Highway 40 by driving up Central Park Drive may not even be aware of the Outpatient Pavilion’s entrance.
To access the Outpatient Pavilion, drive up Central Park Drive toward Steamboat Boulevard. Turn into the parking lot closest to Steamboat Boulevard — a road sign is marked designating the Outpatient Pavilion. The entrance is in the two-story portion of the structure with a new covered entrance. A new exterior building sign is on its way.
The opening of the Outpatient Pavilion marks another milestone for Yampa Valley Medical Center, keeping convenient, high-quality care, close to home and helping improve the health of individuals and the community.
Susan Cunningham writes for Yampa Valley Medical Center. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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