Pulaski, VA. – LewisGale Hospital Pulaski held an open house on Thursday, February 20 to unveil the newest technology and enhancements that have been added for patients seeking 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, and bone density screenings.

The new imaging suite has been designed with patients' comfort in mind. The suite includes a separate, tranquil area for patients waiting for a biopsy or screening. Additionally, patients having biopsies will now sit upright in a comfortable chair, eliminating the need to lie face down on an examination table, which can be very uncomfortable for some patients. While the process of 3D mammography is the same as the conventional 2D exam, the new innovative screening technology is proven to find 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone.

“It's no secret that early detection saves lives. When breast cancer is found early, the 5-year survival rate is almost 100%. At LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, we continually look for ways in which we can better serve our patients and save lives,” explains Sean Pressman, CEO of LewisGale Hospital Pulaski. “We are dedicated to making improvements to our facilities and to giving our patients access to the best technology available, which along with our superior staff, equates to the exceptional care and positive patient experience that our community expects and deserves.”

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is a part of LewisGale Regional Health System, which includes 44 HCA-owned patient care facilities including 4 hospitals, 2 regional cancer centers, 1 standalone ER, 6 outpatient centers and affiliations with both employed and independent physicians. With 3,000 employees, its annual payroll is $236 million. The system also paid $32 million in taxes and provided more than $73 million in uncompensated care to those most in need. LewisGale is also part of HCA Virginia, the largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider in the Commonwealth with nearly 15,000 employees. For more information, visit www.lewisgale.com.