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MetroWest Medical Center has earned top designation for Coronary Intervention!

MetroWest Medical Center is proud to be named One of America’s Best Coronary Intervention Hospitals for 2023 by Healthgrades! This distinction places us in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for coronary intervention. We are also a 5 star recipient for our treatment of respiratory failure and a 5 star recipient for treatment of sepsis for 11 years in a row.

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About MetroWest Medical Center

Welcome to MetroWest Medical Center.  Our two hospitals in Natick and Framingham offer advanced diagnostic and treatment options for a wide range of healthcare needs. We have been serving our community for over 125 years, and we are committed to providing high quality, compassionate care, at a location close to home.

Whether you come to our hospitals for emergency care, to receive cancer treatment, for surgery, to share the birth of your baby with us, or for any other medical need, you can expect to receive excellent, comprehensive care from our highly skilled, award winning, physicians and staff. We are committed to earning the trust of every patient, family, and community member that walks through our doors by ensuring that our care meets the highest possible standards of care, every time.

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Breast Care Imaging Navigator at MetroWest Medical Center Supports Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

Oct 16, 2023

 Breast Care Navigators are the glue that put all the pieces of care together

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – October 15, 2023 – An abnormal mammogram or a diagnosis of breast cancer can be alarming and overwhelming. Women often have many questions and don't know where to start. At MetroWest Medical Center, patients diagnosed with breast cancer may be guided through the process of their treatment with the help of its Breast Care Imaging Navigator. 

MetroWest’s Breast Care Imaging Navigator, Sharon Fitzpatrick RN, BSN, is available to provide one-on-one assistance to women navigating them through the complex map of scheduling so that the next important tests occur timely. Sharon also provides emotional support and calming reassurance at a time when the patient needs it most. She translates medical information and helps patients and their families understand the plan of care and what to expect.       

“The importance of providing emotional support to patients and their families cannot be overstated,” says Sharon. “I remain a constant presence and coordinator of the social, emotional, and educational needs of the patient and her family. I also help empower patients to work as a partner with the healthcare team through education on understanding medical procedures and terms.”

Whether you are facing breast cancer or a less serious disease of the breasts, a Breast Care Imaging Navigator is an invaluable resource. There are many benefits for patients to have one at their hospital.  A Breast Care Imaging Navigator:

  • Serves as a guide for patients through the continuum of care with breast health issues.

  • Provides pre-op education session(s) for patient and support person(s) along with a "survivor education packet" uniquely designed for each individual’s needs.

  • Assists patients with community resources when needed during treatment and recovery  

  • Works closely with a panel of surgeons, radiologists and oncologists who have a specific interest and background in Breast Cancer Management.

“As a clinical navigator for breast health, I deal with the emotional and scientific aspects of breast health care,” says Sharon. “While dealing with a breast disease is never easy, partnering with a Breast Care Imaging Navigator can ease much of a patient’s anxiety.”

MetroWest Medical Center’s Imaging Center is the foundation for breast health services including:

  • 2D & 3D Mammography 

  • Ultrasound

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans

MetroWest is putting its breast health services in the spotlight in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Beyond this month, it’s important to keep breast health top of mind year round.