Two New Powermatic Ultrasound Tables in Sibley’s Sullivan Center for Breast Health
On May 21, 2009, Biomed installed two new Powermatic ultrasound tables in Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Sullivan Center for Breast Health. The tables, one in each of the two ultrasound rooms, were purchased with funds donated by the Judith A. Lese Foundation. The tables have "hands free" foot controls and height adjustments from 19" to 31". This allows better accommodation for patients who may have disabilities or find it challenging to climb on and off stepstools to get onto a higher table. "They look great and are more comfortable for patients and physicians alike," said Lynn Turner, Manager, Sullivan Center for Breast Health.
The American Association on Health and Disability received a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure to visit area Mammography facilities to "explore the challenges of providing breast cancer screening to women with disabilities". After visiting Sibley, the American Association on Health and Disability commended the Sullivan Center for Breast Health at Sibley for its ongoing efforts to eliminate barriers to mammograms for women with disabilities.
The Sullivan Center has emerged as a national model in providing expert care using the most minimally invasive treatments possible. They diagnose and treat more breast cancers than any other medical facility serving the Washington, DC and Maryland area.
Serving Washington, D.C. since 1890, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a 328-bed acute care nonprofit hospital. Sibley is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services.