Good Samaritan Hospital September 27, 2017

Good Samaritan Hospital presents its 5th annual Breast Health and Wellness Symposium on October 19. Moderated by veteran South Bay radio broadcaster Lissa Kreisler, the event will feature the latest breast health information about breast cancer prevention, risk factors, and integrated therapies, mammography and breast exam recommendations, and the new BreastPLUS enhanced high risk screening program available at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The evening’s panel of speakers will include the following Good Samaritan Hospital experts: Elwyn Cabebe, MD, Medical Director of Oncology; Amy Gonsier, MD, General Surgery; Matthew Pasto, MD, Diagnostic Radiology; Rakesh Patel, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology; Cynthia Sigler, MD, Medical Director of the Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Care Center; and Valerie Traina, MD, General Surgery.

Stacey Contreras, CRT, Director of the Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Care Center, said the event, which is themed “Get Back to the Basics,” is all about teaching members of the community to “be their own breast health advocate. We all hear so much information about when to get a mammogram or do a physical breast exam, but what we really need to focus on is empowering each other to know your own bodies and personal risk factors.”

The Breast Health and Wellness Symposium is free to the Silicon Valley community. It will take place at the Toll House Hotel, located at 140 S. Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos. Complimentary parking will be available in the Toll House garage. A wine and appetizer reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the main program at 6:30 p.m.

Attendees will also learn about the elite cancer care available at the Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Care Center, which is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence accredited by the American College of Radiology in Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound, Breast Ultrasound Biopsy and Breast MRI. The hospital is one of only three in the entire U.S. to receive five consecutive outstanding achievement awards from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

“The treatment options for breast cancer today are incredibly advanced, and Good Samaritan Hospital’s team of experts are trained on the very best technologies such as 3-D breast digital imaging,” said Good Samaritan Hospital’s Dr. Patel. “We work with our patients closely on both early detection and on individualized plans to fight cancer.”

The Breast Health and Wellness Symposium is free for attendees, though space is limited. Please register at 1-888-724-2362, or at www.goodsamsanjose.com.

For more information about the Good Samaritan Hospital Breast Care Center, please visit: https://goodsamsanjose.com/service/about-breast-care-center.


About Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital, a 474-bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, has been delivering elite level care with compassion since 1965. Its two locations include the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. Good Samaritan Hospital is recognized nationally for quality and safety by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® and with the Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification, and for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Certification. Good Samaritan Hospital is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, STEMI Receiving Center, accredited Chest Pain Center, certified Afib Center and a five-time recipient of the American College of Surgeons Outstanding Achievement Award in cancer care. For more information visit, www.goodsamsanjose.com.