New Women's Diagnostic Center brings compassionate care closer to home | Ascension

New Women's Diagnostic Center brings compassionate care closer to home


When Jody Morgan found Ascension Sacred Heart Women’s Diagnostic Centers, she was seeking answers.

Jody had her annual screening mammogram at another facility. After a month with no word, she thought no news is good news; but a week later she got a letter in the mail saying there was a mass found and she would need a follow-up ultrasound. She tried to schedule it at that center, but they told her it would be a month before she could get in.

Morgan immediately called her primary care doctor who said they had not received the report. Once her doctor reviewed the findings, they called Morgan and told her to schedule an appointment with Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast Women’s Diagnostic Center. Morgan said the patient navigators worked to get her in within a few days and explained each process to her.

“The care teams at Ascension Sacred Heart Women’s Diagnostic Centers truly know women and women’s health,” said Morgan.

An ultrasound there showed a very small mass, so a biopsy was scheduled. But before the procedure the mass was not found, Morgan says this was an answer to prayer. As a precaution, Morgan was scheduled for a six-month follow-up. This time she opted to go to Ascension Sacred Heart Watersound Origins Women’s Diagnostic Center. Morgan was ecstatic to learn the center opened in June, just 10 minutes from her home in west Panama City Beach.

“All of the staff at both centers were friendly, supportive and provided answers to my questions before I could ask them,” said Morgan. “I was impressed that I was able to wait and get my ultrasound results just 10 minutes after my exam.”

Thankfully her ultrasound was clear, and when she comes back next year it will be for a regular screening mammogram. She shared the news on her personal Facebook page while encouraging friends to visit the office in Watersound for their women’s health screening needs.

“I love their forward thinking of excellent women’s health care because the anxiety that’s caused in the waiting is an extra stress we do not need,” Morgan posted.

The Ascension Sacred Heart Watersound Origins Women’s Diagnostic Center has same-day and next-day appointments available now. To schedule an appointment call 850-278-3800 or to learn more visit ascension.org/sacredheartmammogram.