Bristol Hospital Opens Its New Beekley Center For Breast Health And Wellness

10/24/2013
BRISTOL, Conn.— Bristol Hospital’s Beekley Center for Breast Health and Wellness officially opened with a ribbon cutting event on Thursday, Oct. 24. The new, 6,100-square-foot center offers patients comprehensive breast care and wellness in a spa-like setting. The breast health center includes a waterfall wall and a lighting design aimed at making patients feel at ease. Each patient will have a nurse navigator who will assist with appointments and other details of their treatment.
 
 The Beekley Center for Breast Health and Wellness is made possible by a generous $1 million donation from the Beekley Family Foundation. A team of stakeholders consisting of breast cancer survivors, volunteers, and Bristol Hospital and Beekley Corporation employees visited other breast centers in the region, and had significant input into the design and layout of the center.
 
Construction of the center began in May and ACG North America Inc was the design builder of the project. The Beekley Corporation has been a long-time supporter of Bristol Hospital’s Community Breast Health Project which provides financial assistance to women who require a mammogram.
 
Shown at the ribbon cutting from left are: Ayn S. LaPlant, president and CEO, Beekley Corporation; Eva Wickwire, assistance vice president and chief development officer, Bristol Hospital Development Foundation; and Sai Varanasi, MD, breast surgeon with the Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group Inc.