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Nacogdoches Memorial's new Women's Wellness Center offers comfort and care to patients

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Women across East Texas would probably agree that getting a mammogram isn't a very fun experience.

 "When you're getting a mammogram you're already upset and tense a little bit,” said Katanya Fowler, a mammography supervisor at Nacogodoches Memorial Hospital.

Nacogdoches Memorial's new Women's Wellness Center has made it their goal to make these procedures more comfortable for their patients.

"We moved down here from The Breast Center and we almost doubled our space,” said Dr. Allen Grisson, medical director of radiology at Nacogdoches Memorial. “So we've got a lot of room for improvement, new equipment and just overall comfort for the ladies."

But the Women’s Wellness Center isn't just offering mammograms.

“We just saw a need in the community to have bone-density tests,” Fowler said. “We also do stereotactic biopsies, which is a less invasive procedure."

All of the rooms are larger and decorated nicely, so the patients won't feel cramped. Visits to the center come with some other perks as well.

"We like to pamper our ladies here,” Fowler said. “We have robes for the ladies when they're cold. It’s just almost like a spa day."

According to the staff, patients’ reactions have been off the charts.

"They said they’re loving it,” Fowler said. “They just love the atmosphere. They said we have so much room and that it's so beautiful."

Nacogdoches Memorial is glad that they can offer these services to the ladies in their community.

"We're here for them,” Fowler said. “We will take care of them from when they enter the front door to the time the leave."

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