• The Breast Center at St. Catherine Hospital

  • Comprehensive Breast Care

  • Comprehensive Breast Care Team at St. Catherine Hospital

    From left to right - Dr. Restituto Tibayan, MD ,
    Dr. Soen Liong, MD , Heather Wright-Renick, RN, BSN,
    Dr. Matthew Byrnes, MD, Dr. Bruce Melin, MD

    At St. Catherine Hospital our staff is dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized breast care, treating the whole patient, body, mind, and spirit.  Working together our team will guide you through the continuum of care from diagnosis to survivorship.

    Every breast patient is different and requires a personalized approach.  The breast care team at St. Catherine Hospital will develop a plan tailored to meet your needs, using the latest screening and diagnostic tools available for treatment.

    • Risk assessment and screening
    • Evaluation and management of benign breast disease
    • Cancer treatment locally to save you time and streamline treatment
    • Option of breast conservation surgery
    • Comprehensive care plan
    • A plan is in place to assure follow-up surveillance of breast patients
    • Meet the needs of patients with malignant or benign breast disease, from treating the positive findings to supporting the negative
  • Breast Center Components

    • Imaging such as Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, Breast MRI and Stereotactic Needle Biopsy
    • Pathology, following all CAP protocols
    • Bi-weekly interdisciplinary breast conference - providing the opportunity for prospective case review
    • Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator
    • Genetic evaluation and management (available in conjunction with KU Medical Center)
    • Surgical care including Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Lymph node surgery, and Sentinel node/axillary dissection
    • Plastic surgery consultation
    • Experienced nursing and support staff
    • Medical/radiation oncology consultation and treatment
    • Clinical trial availability
    • Patient education, support and rehabilitation
    • Lymphedema
    • Survivorship Program
    • Specialized patient support
    • On site Oncology Psychotherapy services available
    • Support and rehabilitation services
    • Educational resources
    • Prevention and early detection programs
    • Breast cancer clinical trials available through Midwest Cancer Alliance
    • Breast conserving surgery option for majority of early stage patients receive a comprehensive care plan
    • Reconstructive surgery options are available to breast surgery patients
  • Benefits of a Breast Center

    • Prompt diagnosis and treatment
    • Elimination of barriers to care
    • Improving patient satisfaction and preparedness
    • Ensuring timely delivery of services
    • Breast Program Coordinator
    • Breast Patient Nurse Navigator
    • Breast Survivorship Navigator
    • Patients are managed by an interdisciplinary team
    • Prevention and early detection programs

    Breast Program Coordinator

    • Collaborates with healthcare providers to coordinate seamless cancer care
    • Ensure standards and guidelines for cancer diagnosis and treatment are followed

    Breast Patient Nurse Navigator

    • Guidance through the healthcare system
    • Access to community resources, support programs and education
    • Identify and address physical, emotional, spiritual and psychosocial needs

    Breast Survivorship Navigator

    • Support after your treatment is complete  
    • Coordination of care with your primary care providers    
    • Development of a cancer survivorship care plan
    • Access to supportive care, wellness programs and nutritional support and referral to all other services as necessary

    Clinical Trials Nurse

    • Provide information for available clinical trials through Heartland Cancer Center
    • Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials are done locally in Garden City in conjunction with Heartland Cancer Center and the Midwest Cancer Alliance
  • The Team

    • Dr. Anis Toumeh, MD - Medical Director
    • Heather Wright-Renick, RN, BSN, CN-BN- Breast Program Director, Breast Nurse Navigator, Breast Survivorship Navigator, Clinical Trials Nurse
    • Lisa Beggs, RN, CN-BN-Breast Nurse Navigator 
    • Dr. Restituto Tibayan, MD & Dr. Jose Velasco, MD - Medical Oncologists
    • Dr. Claudia Perez-Tamayo, MD - Radiation Oncologist
    • Dr. Soen Liong, MD - Radiologists
    • Dr. Bruce Melin, MD & Dr. Eva Vachal - Pathologists
  • Contact

  • Heather Wright-Renick, RN, BSN, CN-BN
    Breast Program Director 
    Breast Nurse Navigator 
    Breast Survivorship Navigator
    Email

    Lisa Beggs, RN, BSN, CN-BN
    Breast Nurse Navigator

    • Office: 620-272-2360
    • Fax: 620-272-2361
    • Email

    For inquiries to the radiology department, please call:

    • 620-272-2276 or
    • fax: 620-272-2283
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