Yet another Women’s Imaging Center in Bergen County, New Jersey has closed. This time it’s in Glen Rock.
The Valley Medical Group Breast Health Center located on Maple Avenue in Glen Rock, NJ – formerly known as the Breast Health Center of Ridgewood – permanently closed in May of 2022.
The doctor and staff and will relocate to the Breast Health Center at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
A closure announcement from Valley Health System’s Breast Health Center in Glen Rock noted that patients’ records were downloaded into the Valley Hospital system. There is little to no information online regarding the closing.
The Breast Health Center of Ridgewood was purchased by Valley Medical Group a few years ago and renamed Valley Medical Group Breast Health Center.
Hospital Monopolies Threaten Independent Practices & Imaging Centers; Overcharge Patients
In recent years it has become common for medical insurance companies and big hospitals to purchase small, locally-owned medical practices.
As discussed in NPR’s, The Untamed Rise of Hospital Monopolies, these ‘megamergers’ often do more harm than good for patients. Less competition means hospitals can charge patients more for essential health services, cut staff wages, and offer less personalized care.
Patients Prefer Personalized, Affordable Care in Non-Hospital Affiliated Imaging Practices
In our experience as New Jersey’s first freestanding, independent women’s imaging center, patients prefer non-hospital affiliated practices for a number of reasons including a higher standard of care, personalized treatment plans, and drastically lower medical bills.
Bergen Imaging Center is accepting new patients. We can provide many of the services that Valley Medical Group Breast Health Center in Glen Rock provided, including 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, and general ultrasound.
Women who relied on them for breast imaging and mammography should contact Bergen Imaging to schedule their next mammogram and/or ultrasound.
Immediate appointments are available by calling 201-568-4242 or scheduling online.
Bergen Imaging Center in Englewood, NJ is a leader in the early detection of breast cancer. We are a free-standing imaging center – not affiliated with any hospital – and staffed with an award-winning, on-site, board-certified, and fellowship trained radiologist, Dr. Christopher L. Petti. He is widely respected among referring doctors and patients for his expertise and compassion. Dr. Petti was recently noted among Bergen County’s top physicians.