For HHC, expanding life-saving screenings is a cornerstone of the strategy to intervene early and aggressively in the treatment of disease.
Early detection of cancer continues to be a top priority. Last year, HHC facilities performed more than 93,800 mammograms and 150,000 cervical cancer screenings. Hundreds of pre-cancerous polyps were removed by performing four times as many colonoscopies as had been done just two years before. Click here to learn more about health screenings at HHC hospitals and health centers.
Chronic diseases are a serious problem in New York City, and are disproportionately present in many of the communities served by HHC. The management of diseases such as asthma, diabetes and heart failure is a major challenge and HHC has stepped forward to apply findings from the most recent medical advances to avoid complications, reduce hospitalizations and prolong lives. Click here to learn more about chronic disease management at HHC hospitals and health centers.