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UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown Mammography Department Nationally Ranked

April 3, 2019

Left to Right: Sheri Hart, Shaybree Goshon, Jennifer Appel, Charlene Martin, Brooke Baune, Sarah Vaverka, Karen Cheeseman

The mammography department at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown has been ranked at the top of the nation by Press Ganey Associates, according to 2018 reports.

Press Ganey, which specializes in understanding and improving patient experience in health care, reported that UnityPoint Health Mammography ranked in the 99th percentile of 1,468 hospitals nationwide. This places Marshalltown’s performance among the top 14 hospitals in the nation. These results derive from the company’s Outpatient Services Report.

211 of 216 patients rated UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown as “very good” for test and treatment in the mammography department.

“We are proud to offer such an important service in Marshalltown and we are honored to receive this kind of feedback,” said Jenni Friedly, President, UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown. “Our team strives to ensure each patient gets the best possible care in a comfortable, friendly environment. It is our goal to help our community have the tools they need to plan for a healthy future.”

Press Ganey Associates is a third-party vendor that sends surveys to patients to gather their feedback about care. Reports are then generated based on this feedback and given to hospitals. Marshalltown area patients commented specifically on staff’s concern for their health and wellbeing, comfort, ability to explain testing in a knowledgeable and simple way, and also highly ranked the staff’s compassionate and friendly care.

The diagnostic imaging department, which includes mammography services, provides all the diagnostic imaging for patients.  MRI also performed at the 98 percent rank.   Along with mammography, this includes:

  • X-rays
  • CT Scans
  • MRIs
  • Ultrasounds
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Bone Density Testings

“Every woman over the age of 40 should get a yearly mammogram,” said Tracy Herington, Supervisor of the Diagnostic Imaging Department at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown. “Screening mammograms help make it possible to find breast cancer early, when the successful treatment of the disease is the highest

The UnityPoint Health - Marshalltown mammography department is located at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Medical Park, where all outpatient services are provided. To schedule your yearly mammogram, call 641-754-5076.

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