Novant Health breaks ground on new breast health center in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Novant Health held a special groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday to expand its current breast health center.

The breast health center is located in the medical tower adjacent to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.

The $15 million investment project will be titled Novant Health Agnes Binder Weisiger Breast Health Center and expand the current center to 13,500 square-feet and be a new, stand-alone and comprehensive center.

The Novant Health Foundation is contributing $5 million to the new center to ensure patients in and around Charlotte have access to breast health services.

The center will provide more convenient access to the latest in diagnostic services.

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in the United States. On average, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point during their lives,” said Ann Caulkins, senior vice president of Novant Health and president of Novant Health Foundation.

The center will have the latest technology designed to detect cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages.

The center will also feature a convenient drop-off and pickup location.

The center is named after Agnes Binder Weisiger, who was born in 1941 and started her first job at Presbyterian Medical Center as a candy striper and went on to serve as a family nurse practitioner for nearly 30 years.

Weisiger survived her own battle with breast cancer at the Presbyterian Medical Center in 2011.

The health center is expected to finish in early 2024 and will be on Lillington Avenue in Charlotte.

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