State-of-the-Art Breast Care

More patients now have access to the most advanced type of mammography.

Pictured at the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center in Lakewood, from left: Dee Yard, Assistant Director, Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center; Jonathan Tango, Vice President, Operations; Denice Gaffney, Vice President, MMCSC Foundation; and Frank J. Vozos, MD, FACS, Executive Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health, and Chief Executive, MMCSC. 

Thanks to the support of the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) Foundation, the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center was able to purchase an additional three-dimensional (3D) mammography unit as part of its expansion. This type of mammography produces many thinly sliced images of the breast, helping to improve cancer detection.

“The MMCSC Foundation supports the hospital’s efforts to provide the community with better access to quality mammography services,” says Denice Gaffney, Vice President of the MMCSC Foundation.

Funds for the unit, which cost $368,000, were raised at the 2019 Flavors of the Jersey Shore Food & Wine Tasting.

The Breast Center provides comprehensive breast care. In addition to mammograms, the Center offers breast MRI, breast ultrasound, bone density testing, breast-specific gamma imaging, genetic counseling, breast surgery, and stereotactic breast biopsy, in which a biopsy is guided by three-dimensional mammography imaging.

RWJBarnabas Health and Community Medical Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey—the state’s only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center—provide close-to-home access to the most advanced treatment options. Please visit our Cancer Services page for more information, or call 844.CANCERNJ (844-226-2376) to schedule an appointment.

High-Quality Services

The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center has been recognized for its commitment to excellence. It has achieved the highest certification level offered by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers. The Center has also been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology’s Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging. It’s the first facility in Monmouth and Ocean counties to be granted a three-year accreditation by The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Recently, the Center received the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Breast Centers. The Center is located in Long Branch but has satellite centers in Lakewood, Colts Neck, and Howell.

Save The Date!

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Foundation will host the following events in 2021. Reserve your tickets now by calling 732.886.GIFT.

  • JUNE 12
    Humanitarian Gala at Eagle Oaks Country Club, Farmingdale
  • AUGUST 2
    18th Annual Golf Classic at Eagle Oaks Country Club, Farmingdale
  • OCTOBER 21
    Flavors of the Jersey Shore Food & Wine Tasting, Pine Belt Showroom, Lakewood

To support the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Foundation, visit monmouthsouthgiving.org.