Circle of Hope

Quality Breast Center of Excellence Status at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

The Hospital Foundation is a community-owned, non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing quality healthcare in Fairbanks. The Hospital Foundation has championed several projects to benefit the Interior Community’s healthcare needs, most recently the Fairbanks Imaging Center and the Harry & Sally Porter Heart Center.

The Hospital Foundation introduced a the campaign – Circle of Hope – in support of the Breast Cancer Project at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. The campaign raised enough funds to achieve a Quality Breast Center of Excellence status through the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC). This is the only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designated by American College of Radiology in Interior Alaska.

Approximately 1 in 8 women, born in the United States, will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Every Fairbanksan probably knows of someone that has been touched by the disease.

Thankfully, Fairbanks can provide high quality care to those patients. The Fairbanks community benefited greatly from the pioneers whose persistent efforts in the late 1960’s built Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Now, it is the leaders of today that will ensure FMH and its important programs, such as Circle of Hope, continue to thrive.

Our team of Board certified, on-site accredited radiologists, technologists and support staff perform quality studies and provide direct and immediate results to our patients with breast health concerns. This service is at the very core of being a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

Our Breast Center offers:

  • Breast Imaging/Mammography
  • 3D Mammagraphy
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Stereotactic guided biopsies
  • Ultrasound guided biopsies

The fight against breast disease and breast cancer is a collaborative effort and often starts with the appropriate study at the Fairbanks Imaging Center.  Radiologists participate in the weekly multi-modality Tumor Board held at the J. Michael Carroll Cancer Treatment Center at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to ensure a comprehensive, collaborative approach to the patient care plan.