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Breast Density

The Nova Scotia Breast Screening program at the IWK Health Centre encourages Nova Scotia women to get regular mammograms and reminds them that breast density information is available following mammograms. Currently, women can ask their primary care provider to request their breast density be reported to them following their mammogram.

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IWK Health Centre welcomes new president & CEO

(For Immediate Release -- Halifax, NS) The Board of Directors of the IWK Health Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Krista Jangaard as the health centre’s new president & CEO, effective immediately. Dr. Jangaard, who has acted as the interim president & CEO for the past year, was selected following a comprehensive national competition to fill the position on a permanent basis.

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IWK first health centre in the Maritimes to receive Baby-Friendly Initiative designation

The IWK Health Centre has received Baby-Friendly Initiative designation, making it the first health centre in the Maritimes to achieve that status. Baby friendly hospitals have demonstrated that they have policies and care practices that meet the gold standard for mother/ baby care practices related to breastfeeding.

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Breast Health

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Approximately 375 breast surgeries will be performed annually at the IWK, with approximately 3,000 visits to the Breast Health Clinic.

Find out more about our Breast Health Clinic