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Hendrick Breast Institute

Hendrick Breast Institute is a free service that includes:

  • Patient advocacy for available services and course of treatment
  • Nurse navigation of clients throughout their diagnosis
  • Education for the client and family members using simple terminology to assist them in understanding their diagnosis, treatment plan and options
  • Assistance with scheduling physician and procedural appointments
  • Identification of barriers to care and treatment
  • Coordination of community and hospital resources
  • Facilitation with decision making
  • Provides ongoing support

For more information, please call 325-670-4673(HOPE).

Diagnosis

We know that a diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming and confusing. At Hendrick Breast Institute, we believe patients should not have to face a diagnosis alone. Hendrick Breast Institute’s Nurse Navigation Program provides unmatched support to breast cancer patients.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

NAPBC logoHendrick Breast Institute is fully-accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and is the only accredited breast institute within 150 miles. This accreditation is only given to those centers that have committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care. The rigorous evaluation process and review that is required in order to achieve NAPBC accreditation ensures that our patients have access to comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services; a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options; and information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options.

Breast Imaging Center for Excellence

ACR breast imaging awardHendrick Medical Center at Vera West is the only American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence within a 150 mile radius of Abilene. By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

Location and Contact

Hendrick Breast Institute
1850 Hickory Street, Suite 201
Abilene, Texas 79601
325-670-4673(HOPE)

The Hope Fund

The Hope Fund was established to ensure that no one in our community goes without a mammogram due to financial limitations. Our mission is to provide hope and financial assistance to overcome breast cancer through early detection.

Along with breast self-exams and annual clinical breast exams, mammography is the third vital component to detecting breast cancer early. Annual mammograms are recommended for women age 40 and older. The Hope Fund provides mammography services free of charge for women who are unable to afford the procedure.

If you know of someone who would benefit from the Hope Fund, please contact us at 325-670-2532. The Hope Fund is supported by community donations and an annual fundraiser - learn more at https://www.hendrickhopefund.org/aboutus.