Allina Health Cancer Institute opens Piper Breast Center at Mercy Hospital

(Minneapolis, MN) April 7, 2021 - To further its vision to deliver seamless, coordinated and compassionate breast cancer care delivered closer to home, Allina Health Cancer Institute is opening a comprehensive breast center in the Mercy Hospital Specialty Center on April 7, 2021.

The new Mercy Piper Breast Center is the first of its kind in the north metro area. The comprehensive breast cancer care program follows a multidisciplinary care model that aligns with the Abbott Northwestern and United Breast Centers. The Mercy Piper Breast Center includes state-of-the-art screening, diagnostics and treatment for breast cancer, as well as breast cancer education, genetic counseling and high-risk breast cancer programs.

“Our mission is to support our patients through every step of their experience,” said Dr. Natasha Rueth, surgical oncologist at the Mercy Piper Breast Center. “We believe that every patient deserves the best in cancer care technology and treatment methods in a compassionate setting that is solely focused on their needs.”

“The new Mercy Piper Breast Center brings radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, care coordinators and other providers together to deliver the highest quality of breast imaging and treatment that is evidence-based,” said Dr. David Aamodt, diagnostic radiology specialist at the Mercy Piper Breast Center “By connecting care across the full continuum, we can provide a seamless experience for our patients.”

The Mercy Piper Breast Center will begin seeing patients on April 7, 2021 at its new location at 11850 Blackfoot Street NW in Coon Rapids. The center will provide breast imaging, appointments, genetic counseling, and breast cancer treatments. 

“Historically, breast cancer patients in the North Metro area have had to navigate different locations and centers for mammograms, appointments and treatments,” said Sara Criger, president of Mercy Hospital. “Allina Health is on The Whole Way to Better journey to ensure that every part of our health system works in coordination to create an effortless experience for patients. The Mercy Piper Breast Center redefines how cancer care is delivered in the North Metro area by allowing patients to accomplish all their cancer care needs under one roof and closer to home. Offering expert cancer care that fits the lives of our patients and their families is one of the most importance services we can provide.”

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