Carol Hatton Breast Care Center
For excellent care that supports your comfort, convenience, and privacy, choose Carol Hatton Breast Care Center, a service of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
Let our location put you at ease with calming artwork, fresh flowers, and peaceful music. As you wait for your screening or diagnostic test, enjoy the views and fresh air from one of our two balconies. Our staff and volunteers will take care of you during each visit and help make sure it’s a positive experience.
Carol Hatton Breast Care Center offers the screening and diagnostic resources you and your doctor need to make informed decisions about your health:
- Four 3D mammography machines, plus MammoPads®, foam cushions that provide a gentler testing experience than a traditional mammogram
- Two automated breast ultrasound machines for women with dense breast tissue
- Two bone-density (DEXA) scanners for osteoporosis screenings
Schedule your test when it works best for you. We’re open on weekdays and Saturdays for your convenience.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
You benefit from our high standards for imaging quality, safety, equipment, and staff qualifications. We were the first area facility to earn Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence® designations from The American College of Radiology (ACR). This honor means we’re accredited in:
You also have access to breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at Community Hospital, which holds ACR accreditation in that test.
In 2011, Community Hospital’s Breast Care Center was renamed in honor of Carol Hatton, former senior development officer at the hospital. She led a fundraising campaign that started in 2008 and quickly raised $2.5 million to bring digital diagnostic equipment to the center. After the campaign reached its goal, a fund bearing her name was formed to pay for diagnostic breast care for local women who couldn’t afford it.
Hatton passed away due to breast cancer in 2009, leaving a legacy that helps other patients continue the fight.
In 2021, the center moved from Cass Street to a new Ryan Ranch location and doubled in size to 10,500 square feet. The larger space means shorter wait times for appointments, making care as convenient as possible.
New Carol Hatton Breast Care Center in Ryan Ranch
Our newest addition in Ryan Ranch is now open, housing the new Carol Hatton Breast Care Center. It has doubled the center’s space, increasing access for our community.