CHRISTUS St. Vincent Breast Institute
The CHRISTUS St. Vincent Breast Institute is Northern New Mexico’s first comprehensive breast center, delivering state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment. The Breast Institute cares for both benign and malignant breast disease.
A multidisciplinary team of highly trained caregivers specializing in breast cancer work collaboratively to care for our patients. Each cancer patient's case is presented to a weekly breast conference meeting of our medical team that includes a surgical oncologist, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, radiologist, and pathologist. Treatment planning is through this team and ensures optimal, evidence-based care.
For women who have undergone a mastectomy or other breast surgery, the Breast Institute offers reconstructive options such as flaps and implants. We specialize in nipple-sparing mastectomies. The Breast Institute now provides a patient navigator to ensure efficient delivery of the clinical care plan. The patient navigator serves as the patient's advocate by providing support and acting as a liaison between patient and the healthcare system.
- Benign Breast Conditions
- Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
- Diagnostic Workup
- Surveillance & Survivorship Clinic
- Breast Cancer Treatment
- Nurse Navigation
Tumor board plays a critical role in multidisciplinary breast cancer care. At the conferences, the cases of individual cancer patients are thoroughly review by a team of physicians and other health professionals from different specialties and with unique prespectives.
- Prevention of recurrent and new cancers, and of other late effects of treatment.
- Surveillance for second cancers, assessment of medical and psychosocial effects of treatment.
- Assistance to help with side effects of cancer treatment.
Colleen Sullivan-Moore, RN -Patient Navigator
Colleen Sullivan-Moore is a Registered Nurse with 38 years of experience. She participated in formation of the Breast Patient Navigation Certification Exam and helped develop Performance Standards/Identifiable Skills for National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC). She received a Masters of Community Health Education Degree from University of New Mexico. She completed the Breast Health Specialist Coordinator Training and Advanced Breast Health Navigator, through Educare and completed the Breast Module Training at MD Anderson. Colleen recently joined the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Breast Institute to work with Anna Voltura, MD and Diane Paolazzi, CNP in developing a quality breast cancer program for the Northern New Mexico Santa Fe Community. She believes her greatest asset is her family; her husband Ted, children Andrea and Daniel, and grandson Jude.
490 A. West Zia Rd.,
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm , M-F
CHRISTUS St. Vincent Health Specialists- Los Alamos
2237 Trinity Drive,
Los Alamos, NM 87544