"The atmosphere was warm and inviting… I’ve been telling all my friends, you really should go!"
Beverly Robert, Webster
For many women, a mammogram is a yearly ritual, and sometimes a somewhat uncomfortable and unpleasant one.
Beverly Robert had quite the opposite experience when she went for a mammogram at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard, on the site of the former Hubbard Hospital on Thompson Road in Webster.
"I was very pleasantly surprised at how friendly it was when I walked into the department," recalled Beverly, a resident of Webster. "The atmosphere was warm and inviting." She had been going to another hospital, where the atmosphere, she said, was "so cold and impersonal."
Beverly was also impressed with the gentleness of the treatment. Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard uses soft pads, which make the procedure less uncomfortable. The soft pads are on the plates used in the procedure. Because of the pads, the patient is not pressed up against a rigid, often uncomfortable plate.
The set-up at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard also was friendly, efficient, and private, Beverly said. "You go into a private room, change, and from there get tested right away," she said. "Other places, you undress, put on a gown, and go into a public area to wait."
The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable! From the minute I walked in the door, the receptionist was welcoming and I just knew I was in the right place!" Beverly said. At one hospital, she said, the waiting room was actually a hallway -- with no privacy.
"I like what they’ve done here in Webster," she said. "I think they’re treating women with respect.
"The atmosphere was warm and inviting," Beverly said. "I’ve been telling all my friends, you really should go! And being able to get mammograms close to home -- right here in Webster where I live -- is so convenient!"