2018 Saint John Dragon Boat Festival
This year’s festival is scheduled for August 25, 2018. This will be the final festival supported by the Foundation and we intend to celebrate our collective success at this year’s event.
For 2018 the Foundation has committed to supporting the Breast Health Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital with the purchase of a 3D Mammography Machine. St. Joseph’s plays an important role in the New Brunswick Breast Screening program providing over 11, 000 mammograms every year.
The new unit will provide many new features that are extremely beneficial for detecting small or early cancers, better detection results in positive outcomes. The hi resolution quality of the 3D imaging is similar to that of a CT scan. For patients this new technology is more comfortable, less time consuming and provides treatment right here at home.
It is our hope that no one ever has to hear that a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, however it is comforting to know that the Breast Health Center at St. Joseph’s is here should you need it. The center serves as a resource where leading edge technology and attentive physicians focus on early detection and support for patients diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Emphasis is placed on timely evaluation, rapid diagnosis and providing the best options to those with the disease. Our ultimate goal is to place current technology at the clinician’s fingertips – resulting in optimal patient care, reduced wait times and improved patient experience and outcomes.