Patient Stories

Maria Maynard breast cancer patientBreast Cancer - Lumpectomy

Maria Maynard always assumed that if she had a major health diagnosis, she would choose a Boston hospital for treatment. After she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she first visited The Breast Center at Milford Regional and soon changed her mind. Read Maria's story.

Heidi Kelsey is a breast cancer patientBreast Cancer - Mastectomy

Heidi Kelsey received a frightening double diagnosis of breast and thyroid cancer. Thankfully, both were caught early and she was successfully treated with surgery. Read Heidi's story.

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The Who, What and When of Breast Diagnostics and Surgery

The Breast Center

Breast care excellence is a health care initiative across the country and  emerging standards demand new commitment. At Milford Regional we have a highly experienced team of professionals in diagnostic imaging, pathology, surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, physical therapy and nursing. While Milford Regional has had these separate specialties caring for breast diseases for years, the mission of The Breast Center is to unify these  resources to ensure patients receive the very highest standards of care. Patients are benefiting from this new model of care that provides a seamless  coordination of services.

Our Breast Center model includes:

  • Awareness of the Best Practice standards
  • Twice-monthly interdisciplinary breast conferences
  • Internal quality and outcome studies
  • Clinical trials and surveillance
  • Continuing education

Our Team Takes it Personally

The number one priority for The  Breast Center is a uniquely personal commitment to each patient. The  Breast Center team meet regularly to actively engage in each patient case, putting best  practices in place to coordinate care and bring each patient back to breast health. This thorough  team effort results in more expedient diagnosis and treatment as well as  greater patient comfort and confidence.

One of the key players at the Breast Center is our Nurse Navigator who serves as a continuous liaison between the patients and all of the Breast  Center services. She is also the point of contact for all of the providers and navigates each patient through their entire experience at the Breast Center.

Already a Leader in Cancer Care

Breast concerns  involve much more than cancer alone. When they do require oncology care, our close partnership  with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center offers the best medical oncology and  radiation therapy right on our campus.

Together, the team’s goal is to provide breast patients with  the most comprehensive, streamlined care available. The Breast Center at Milford Regional Medical Center received a full accreditation  designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers  (NAPBC). Our Breast  Center was one of the first nationally accredited centers in Massachusetts.

Accreditation is only given to those centers that have  committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. A breast center must demonstrate compliance  with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed  with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of center leadership,  clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and  quality improvement.

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    Milford Regional, Hill Health Center
    14 Prospect Street
    Milford, MA 01757


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