Health care for women at all stages of life
July 16, 2013
It’s what women do—they put the needs of others ahead of their own. “But you can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself,” says Shelley Peterson, RN, vice president of Patient Services and chief nursing officer at St. Mary’s. “We’ve assembled an impressive network of services and providers so the health care women need is all available here, close to home.”
St. Mary’s, western Colorado’s only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, provides complete breast care services from screening and diagnostic imaging to surgical, medical and radiation treatment. “With heart disease now recognized as a significant health threat to women, our cardiovascular surgeons work closely with local cardiologists to educate women about the risks, detect problems early, and treat the disease,” says Peterson.
St. Mary’s offers women the opportunity to have several types of pelvic and gynecologic procedures performed using minimally invasive techniques with the only robotic da Vinci® Si Surgical System in Mesa County. “And we have western Colorado’s only gynecologic oncology surgeon,” Peterson adds.
St. Mary’s new Labor & Delivery area provides a warm environment where moms find health care that respects their personal wishes.
St. Mary’s combines advanced technology and specialized care with a patient-centered approach. “That’s how real healing happens,” Peterson says.