Magee Women's Hospital http://wesa.fm en Magee-Womens Hospital Builds New Emergency Department http://wesa.fm/post/magee-womens-hospital-builds-new-emergency-department <p>Patients rushing into Magee-Womens Hospital will be passing through the doors of a bigger and better emergency department starting Sunday.</p><p>According to Joe Suyama, Chief of Emergency Services, the new department will be located on Craft Avenue and will replace the existing emergency department on the other side of the building off Halket Street.</p><p>Suyama said the move will help them better serve an increasing volume of patients which has almost doubled since 2007.</p><p>“We’re just now meeting that growth need by building this emergency department,” Suyama said.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:15:15 +0000 Jessica Nath 22411 at http://wesa.fm Late-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Might Benefit From Immediate Surgery http://wesa.fm/post/late-stage-breast-cancer-patients-might-benefit-immediate-surgery <p>Early detection of breast cancer is one of the most important factors when calculating survival rates, but a Magee Hospital surgeon thinks he has found a way to help women who’s cancer is not detected until it has already spread to their bones.</p><p>Patients who first present with stage four breast cancer with bone metastasis have a short life expectancy, but a study of 278 women in Turkey suggests that by sending the patient directly to the operating room might be able to help hundreds of American women each year survive.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 21847 at http://wesa.fm