Women's Health Services
Penn Highlands Healthcare brings many of the traditional women's health services together to provide comprehensive care and education for its patients. From maternity and bone density testing to mammograms, our women's health centers have the latest diagnostics and equipment.
Women's Services Locations
The Women's Health Services available at each hospital within our health system vary. Find more information about the services nearest you by clicking on a location below.
Penn Highlands Healthcare is also pleased to bring 3-D Mammography to the women of our area.
We are currently performing 3-D mammograms at Penn Highlands DuBois, and plans are in place to upgrade equipment at all our breast imaging sites. The Moshannon Valley Community Medical Building in Philipsburg will be the site of the next installation, with Penn Highlands Elk, Penn Highlands Brookville and Penn Highlands Clearfield coming in 2017.
The 3-D mammogram uses X-ray imaging, and the procedure feels essentially the same for the patient as the traditional 2-D mammogram. The difference is the image clarity for the radiologist who reads the mammogram. Whereas 2-D mammograms give views only from the front and side of the breast, 3-D mammograms provide images of the breast in “slices” from many different angles.
“This technology is especially beneficial for women with dense breast tissue,” explained Dr. Kelley Smith, D.O., surgeon at Penn Highlands DuBois. “Women at a higher risk for developing breast cancer may also benefit from 3-D mammography.”
Penn Highlands Healthcare – along with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons – advises women to have a mammogram every 12 months. This is the best way to catch an abnormality when it is small enough to be treated.
Spirit of Women
In addition, we partner with Spirit of Women to put on educational and wellness events throughout the community.