There is a place inside Gritman Medical Center with a truly unique environment. Rooms are spacious and inviting with a soothing décor, privacy is exceptional, technology is top-notch and a completely female staff treats each patient with the utmost dignity and respect. The place is our Patricia J. Kempthorne Women’s Imaging Center, the only one of its kind in the area.
The preventative screenings offered in the Women’s Imaging Center are critical in lowering a woman’s risk of breast cancer or osteoporosis. Truly a state-of-the-art facility, the Center is designed not only to meet the needs of our female patients, but also to provide an optimum working environment for our technologists and radiologists. With a complete array of diagnostic and support equipment, the Center is able to perform numerous women’s services such as:
To assist our expert and professional staff, the department also boasts a R2 computer aided detection system and mammography reporting system.
Bosom Buddies provides free screening mammograms to local women who are unable to cover the screening on their own. The screening mammograms are available to women who receive their medical care in Latah County. A physician's referral is required.
To participate in the Bosom Buddies program, please contact your physician or call the Women's Imaging Center at (208) 882-5377.
The Bosom Buddies program is made possible through the Pink Tea and generous financial gifts by businesses and individuals in our community.
The Women’s Imaging Center located in the newest wing of the hospital, near the main lobby. Patricia J. Kempthorne herself was on hand to introduce this exciting new area to our community during our Grand Opening Ceremonies on July 1, 2004. Mrs. Kempthorne is known for her advocacy and awareness efforts regarding the early detection of breast cancer. Early detection of breast cancer and osteoporosis are critical in giving women the best opportunity to live healthy and full lives.
For more information about these and other women’s services, please call the Patricia J. Kempthorne Women’s Imaging Center today at (208) 882-5377.