South County Hospital

Breast Health at South County Hospital

401 788-3850, Breast Health Services


South County Hospital's Breast Cancer Program

Having access to expert breast cancer care in Rhode Island is essential.  Having breast cancer services in South County is a godsend.  The Breast Health Program at South County Hospital offers advanced diagnostic, surgical, and medical treatment options for breast cancer and breast disease.  And, at your side through every step of the way, is our Breast Health Coordinator, ensuring that you receive the optimum medical, emotional, and educational support.  She provides a comforting, single point of contact for you and your referring physician.

    Breast Health Coordinator

    If you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, our Breast Health Coordinator, a registered nurse practitioner, will be at your side every step of the way -- coordinating your care and helping you navigate the entire diagnostic and treatment process.

    Sue Hall, Breast Health Coordinator, South County Health, is pictured at right.

    Expert Surgeons and Physicians

    The medical staff of South County Hospital includes expert surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists. These highly experienced and well-respected physicians offer you the latest advancements in breast cancer surgery and reconstructive breast surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Meet your team >

    South County Health Medical Oncologists Gerald Colvin, DO; Tina Rizack, MD
    and James Smythe, MD

    Comprehensive and Collaborative Expertise

    Our Breast Health Program includes regular interdisciplinary conferences to review your case and course of treatment. The South County Hospital Tumor Board brings together all members of the care continuum -- nurses, medical oncologist, pathologist, surgeon, primary caregiver, radiation oncologist, and Breast Health Coordinator -- to coordinate your treatment and to ensure we provide you with the best possible care path. Specialized counseling is available to you through our behavioral health program.

    3D Digital Mammography

    An annual mammogram is still the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable.  3D breast tomosynthesis, an additional tool used in screening for breast cancer, is now available at South County Hospital’s East Greenwich Medical & Wellness Center as well as the main South County Hospital campus. This state-of-the-art, 3D digital mammography technology is delivered in a convenient and comfortable setting.  Walk-in appointments are accommodated whenever possible. With 3D digital mammography, patients can expect precise images and timely results. And with 3D digital mammography the radiologist can see breast tissue detail in a way never before possible Our Women's Imaging Suite also features:

    • Board Certified radiologists
    • Highly experienced mammography technologists with advanced certification
    • Weekday, evening, and Saturday mammography appointments
    • Convenient locations in Wakefield and East Greenwich

    For more information about our digital mammography services call 401 788-1486.

    Rehab & Wellness

    Our Cancer Rehabilitation program serves all cancer survivors, whether they are beginning treatment, finished with treatment, or experiencing late effects or unresolved issues from long-ago cancer treatment. Our program is open to everyone no matter the prognosis, cancer stage or phase of recovery. 

    Learn more. 


    Circle of Friends Support Group

    We offer you ongoing breast cancer support programs, such as our Circle of Friends. Whether you are newly diagnosed with breast cancer, in treatment or in post-treatment -- or are a friend of family member of someone who is -- Circle of Friends offers a variety of support services and offerings, such as Reiki, reflexology, massage, nutrition counseling and more. The Circle of Friends program is held the third Monday of the month, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information about this program, call 401 788-3850. For more information about all of our support programs, see our calendar.