BHS Women’s Care
Butler Health System (BHS) officially opened a new $20 million, 48,000-square-foot, three-story medical office building in December. BHS’s president attributes the facilities growth partly to a revolutionary piece of equipment. The three-dimensional tomosynthesis machine that takes more precise images for mammography patients. Hospital officials are waiting on federal approval to begin training on the $600,000 machine, and they expect to make it available to patients before the end of the year.
The equipment, which is the only tomosynthesis machine in Butler County, has meant big jumps in cancer diagnoses elsewhere in the country. That may sound like a bad thing at first, but it’s actually good. It means the technology is helping doctors to identify and to treat more breast cancer than ever before. Doctors are expecting a 30 percent increase in cancer detections.
The new facility at 129 Oneida Valley Road houses a laboratory, X-ray department, preadmission testing, BHS Surgical Associates, the Women’s Imaging Center, BHS Women’s Care Associates, and cancer care. Allegheny Mineral’s Worthington and Princeton plants provided stone for the project, including the 2A subbase that was used under the new parking lot.