|Denise Barajas, MD, medical director of the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital, receives a $1,000 donation from Big Y manager Bob Rainville as part of Big Y's 11th Annual Partners of Hope Campaign|
DERBY - Big Y supermarket in Ansonia recently donated $1,000 to the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital to help prevent breast cancer in the Lower Naugatuck Valley area.
The donation was part of Big Y's 11th Annual Partners of Hope Campaign to promote breast cancer screening, education and treatment. Throughout October, Big Y stores sold $1 Partners of Hope pink ribbons. The funds collected were distributed to breast cancer organizations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.
The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital opened in 2011, combining state-of-the-art technology, a team of highly trained physicians and staff, and a Planetree healing environment to offer patients a comprehensive range of personalized breast care and wellness services. The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness features two state-of-the-art digital mammography suites with 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) capability, a breast ultrasound suite, and advanced stereotactic biopsy.
The Center also utilizes a rapid diagnostic model where patients are often given test results the same day imaging tests are performed, and if indicated, follow up testing (ultrasound, breast biopsy) and even consultation with a breast surgeon are often available the same day if the patient’s schedule permits.
For more information, call 203-732-1300 or visit griffinhealth.org/cbw.