Women’s Health

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NO MATTER WHAT’S NEXT ON YOUR HEALTH CARE JOURNEY
No matter what’s next on your healthcare journey

St. Joseph’s Health is here for you.

We know that women are experts at handling the next big thing with grace, grit and strength. And we’re here to be partners throughout every phase of your health journey. From performing standard annual screenings to managing chronic and acute conditions to helping you bring new life into the world, we are committed to being ready for what’s next in your life and the field of medicine. Our top-of-the-line doctors, nurses and specialists are here to provide the personalized care you need at this stage of this life and the next.

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Women’s health care.

Women’s health care needs change throughout their lives, and it’s the responsibility of their care providers to change and evolve with them. Our commitment to innovating and implementing the latest technologies is crucial to our patients’ health care journeys. Our state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary approach enables us to meet the full range of women’s health care needs. 

Women’s healthcare needs change throughout their lives, and it’s the responsibility of their care providers to change and evolve with them. Our commitment to innovating and implementing the latest technologies is crucial to our patients’ healthcare journeys. Our state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary approach enables us to meet the full range of women’s healthcare needs.

Recognition

Recognized for five consecutive years of excellence.

Our high standards of excellence and exemplary performance have earned us recognition as ‘A Best Regional Hospital’ in Central New York for five consecutive years.

Five consecutive ‘A’
safety grades.

We are the only hospital in Syracuse to receive an ‘A’ Safety Grade during the COVID-19 pandemic for protecting patients from harm and providing safer care.

The region’s only BabyFriendly® designated hospital.

We’re the only hospital in CNY that offers you and your infant the gold standard of care.

The first Magnet® designated hospital in Central NY.

We are among the top 8% of U.S. hospitals who have received this most prestigious distinction, awarded for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care.

Recognized for high patient satisfaction and fewer early deliveries.

Reflects excellence across many maternity services and the delivery of safe and effective specialty care.

Ranked in the top 5 percent for patient experience.

A recognition for sustained performance in Neonatal Intensive Care Patient Experience by Press Ganey®.
Specialty services
Specialty services

Your next need is already our specialty.

Breast Care

Compassionate breast care services from screening through treatment.

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Gynecology

Gynecological services that respond to each woman’s evolving needs.

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Pregnancy & Birth

Maternity services that prioritize choice, control and care.

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Surgical Services

Techniques designed for quicker recoveries and less discomfort.

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What’s next for you?

We’re here to offer guidance and expertise at all stages of your well-being.

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IN YOUR

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IN YOUR

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Your safety continues to be our top priority.

We are taking extra steps, exceeding standards and continuing to find new and innovative ways to keep you safe. Quality and safety are cornerstones of our care.

Learn more
Watch the video
NO MATTER WHAT’S NEXT ON YOUR HEALTHCARE JOURNEY
No matter what’s next on your healthcare journey

St. Joseph’s Health is here for you.

We know that women are experts at handling the next big thing with grace, grit and strength. And we’re here to be partners throughout every phase of your health journey. From performing standard annual screenings to managing chronic and acute conditions to helping you bring new life into the world, we are committed to being ready for what’s next in your life and the field of medicine. Our top-of-the-line services and technology help us provide integrated, individualized care to you and your family at this stage of life and the next.

What’s next in
What’s next

Women’s healthcare.

Women’s healthcare needs change throughout their lives, and it’s the responsibility of their care providers to change and evolve with them. Our commitment to innovating and implementing the latest technologies is crucial to our patients’ healthcare journeys. Our state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary approach enables us to meet the full range of women’s healthcare needs. 

Women’s healthcare needs change throughout their lives, and it’s the responsibility of their care providers to change and evolve with them. Our commitment to innovating and implementing the latest technologies is crucial to our patients’ healthcare journeys. Our state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary approach enables us to meet the full range of women’s healthcare needs.

Recognition

Recognized for five consecutive years of excellence.

Our high standards of excellence and exemplary performance have earned us recognition as ‘A Best Regional Hospital’ in Central New York for five consecutive years.

Five consecutive ‘A’
safety grades.

We are the only hospital in Syracuse to receive an ‘A’ Safety Grade during the COVID-19 pandemic for protecting patients from harm and providing safer care.

The region’s only BabyFriendly® designated hospital.

We’re the only hospital in CNY that offers you and your infant the gold standard of care.

The first Magnet® designated hospital in Central NY.

We are among the top 8% of U.S. hospitals who have received this most prestigious distinction, awarded for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care.

Recognized for high patient satisfaction and fewer early deliveries.

Reflects excellence across many maternity services and the delivery of safe and effective specialty care.

Ranked in the top 5 percent for patient experience.

A recognition for sustained performance in Neonatal Intensive Care Patient Experience by Press Ganey®.
Specialty services

Your next need is already our specialty.

Breast Care

Compassionate breast care services from screening through treatment.

Learn more
BREAST CARE

Compassionate breast care services from screening through treatment.

Learn more
Gynecology

Gynecological services that respond to each woman’s evolving needs.

Learn more
PREGNANCY & BIRTH

Maternity services that prioritize choice, control and care.

Learn more
Surgical Services

Techniques designed for quicker recoveries and less discomfort.

Learn more
What’s next for you?

We’re here to offer guidance and expertise at all stages of your well-being.

IN YOUR

Risks
Recommended Care

IN YOUR

Risks
Recommended Care

IN YOUR

Risks
Recommended Care

IN YOUR

Risks
Recommended Care

IN YOUR

Risks
Recommended Care

Your safety continues to be our top priority.

We are taking extra steps, exceeding standards and continuing to find new and innovative ways to keep you safe. Quality and safety are cornerstones of our care.

Learn more

We’re here to offer guidance and expertise at all stages of your well-being.

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In your 20s:

Risks

High Cholesterol:

Can start as early as your 20s

HPV (Human Papillomavirus):

Leading cause of cervical cancer

Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers:

Leading form of cancer in adults 25–29, 2nd most common cancer in young people age 15–25, more annual diagnoses than all other cancers combined

in your 20s:

Recommended Care

Dental

Examination and Cleaning:

Every 6 months

OB/GYN

Cervical Cancer Screening, Pap Smear:

Every 3 years

Pelvic Exam:

Every year to 3 years

Pregnancy:

If interested, ask your OB/GYN if you are in proper health to conceive, how to determine when you’re ovulating and what your options are if you have trouble getting pregnant.

STD/HIV Screening:

Every year that you're sexually active with more than 1 partner

Primary Care

Blood Pressure Test:

Every 2 years

Cholesterol Test:

Every 5 years

Fasting Glucose Test:

Every 2 to 3 years

Skin Cancer Check
Vaccine Update:

TDAP, MMR, and HPV

in your 30s:

Risks

Cervical Cancer:

Most frequently diagnosed between ages 35 and 44

Breast Cancer:

If you have a first-degree relative who has had breast cancer, let your medical providers know; you may qualify for high-risk-monitoring programs.

Type 2 Diabetes:

18% of women over age 30 have Type 2 diabetes.

in your 30s:

Recommended Care

Dental 

Examination and Cleaning:
Every 6 months

OB/GYN

Pelvic Exam:

Every year to 3 years

Pregnancy:

If interested, ask your OB/GYN if you are in proper health to conceive, how to determine when you’re ovulating and what your options are if you have trouble getting pregnant.

STD/HIV Screening:

Every year that you’re sexually active with more than 1 partner

Primary Care

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Test and Fasting Glucose Test:

Every 2 years

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test:

Check for thyroid function at age 35 and then every 5 years

in your 40s:

Risks

Breast Cancer:

#1 most diagnosed cancer and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in women

Cervical Cancer:

Most frequently diagnosed between ages 35 and 44

Colon Cancer:

#3 most diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in women

Heart Disease:

#1 disease in ages 40–50. 50% of all women will be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease in their lifetime.

Lung Cancer:

#2 most diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in women

Osteoporosis:

Women in their 40s have a 0.5% to 5.3% risk of suffering a significant osteoporosis break. Lifestyle and family history play a substantial role in determining your risk.

Ovarian Cancer:

The 5th leading cause of cancer death in women

in your 40s:

Recommended Care

Dental 

Examination, Cleaning and Oral Cancer Screening:

Every 6 months. Oral cancer is more likely to strike after age 40.

OB/GYN

Breast Cancer Screening:

Mammogram once a year 

Colon Cancer Screening:

Begins at age 50; but if you have a family history, check with your medical provider — because you may need to screen sooner

Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears:

Every 3 years

Pregnancy:

If interested, ask your OB/GYN if you are in proper health to conceive, how to determine when you're ovulating and what your options are if you have trouble getting pregnant.

STD/HIV Screening:

Every year that you’re sexually active with more than 1 partner

Primary Care

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Test and Fasting Glucose Test:

Every 2 years

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test:

Check for thyroid function at age 35 and then every 5 years

in your 50s:

Risks

Breast Cancer:

#1 most diagnosed cancer and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in women

Cervical Cancer:

Not as frequent in this age group, though the risk is still present

Colon Cancer:

#3 most diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in women

Heart Disease:

Most common killer of women over age 50

Lung Cancer:

#2 most diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in women

Osteoporosis:

Lifestyle and family history play a substantial role in determining your risk.

Ovarian Cancer:

The fifth leading cause of cancer death in women

Stroke:

20% occur before age 65.

in your 50s:

Recommended Care

Cardiologist

Coronary Screening:

Annually, including EKG

Dental 

Examination, Cleaning and Oral Cancer Screening:

Every 6 months. Oral cancer is more likely to strike after age 40.

Gastroenterologist

Colorectal Cancer Screening:

Every ten years, unless you are at high-risk or have a family history of Colorectal Cancer. To minimize your risk, discuss diet and lifestyle with your doctor.

Colonoscopy:

Every ten years

OB/GYN

Bone Density Test:

If you're at high-risk for osteoporosis, every 2 years.

Breast Cancer Screening:

Mammogram once a year

Cervical Cancer Screening
Menopause:

Discuss the signs of menopause and the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy or other treatments for your symptoms with your doctor.

Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears:

Every 3 years

STD/HIV Screening:

Every year that you're sexually active with more than 1 partner

Primary Care

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Test and Fasting Glucose Test:

Every 2 years

Skin Cancer Check
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test:

Every 5 years

Vaccine Update:

Hepatitis C and Tetanus

60s and beyond

Risks

Breast Cancer:

#1 most diagnosed and 2nd leading cause of cancer death in women

Cervical Cancer:

15% of cervical cancers occur in women over age 65

Colon Cancer:

#3 most diagnosed cancer and the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in women

Heart Disease:

#1 killer of women over age 60

Lung Cancer:

#2 most diagnosed cancer and a leading cause of cancer death in women

Ovarian Cancer:

Half the women diagnosed are age 63 or over

Osteoporosis:

Affects 25% of women 65 and over

Stroke:

75% of strokes occur after age 65

60s + beyond

Recommended Care

Cardiologist

Coronary Screening:

Annually, including EKG

Dental 

Examination, Cleaning and Oral Cancer Screening:

Every 6 months. Oral cancer is more likely to strike after age 40.

Gastroenterologist

Colonoscopy:

Every ten years

Colorectal Cancer Screening:

Every ten years, unless you are at high-risk or have a family history of colorectal cancer. To minimize your risk, discuss diet and lifestyle with your doctor.

OB/GYN

Bone Density Test:

If you're at high-risk for osteoporosis, every 2 years.

Breast Cancer Screening:

Mammogram once a year

Cervical Cancer Screening
Menopause:

Discuss the signs of menopause and the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy or other treatments for your symptoms with your doctor.

Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears:

Every 3 years

STD/HIV Screening:

Every year that you're sexually active with more than 1 partner

Primary Care

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Test and Fasting Glucose Test:

Every 2 years

Depression Screening
Skin Cancer Check
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test:

Every 5 years

Vaccine Update:

Hepatitis C and Tetanus

Vitamin D Test