Sheboygan – HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital and Prevea Health are pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Garces, MD, as medical director of breast health services.
 
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital and Prevea Health work in partnership to provide patients with comprehensive breast health services for cancer and non-cancerous conditions. These services are provided by a multidisciplinary team specializing in breast imaging, surgery and cancer care. As medical director, Dr. Garces leads the team, working to ensure patients continue to receive high-quality breast care that is tailored to their individual needs. He also seeks ways to further develop services and technologies.
 
“No matter what a person’s breast health need is – a mammogram, breast reconstruction or maybe they found a lump that needs to be addressed – the team at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital and Prevea Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care that is local and close to home,” said Dr. Garces.
 
In addition to his role as medical director of breast health services, Dr. Garces is a general and breast surgeon. He is fellowship-trained in Surgical Oncology/Breast Cancer Research from the University of Florida and has additional training in general thoracic surgery from the University of Virginia. Dr. Garces is certified by the American Board of Surgery.
 
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About HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital has been delivering high quality health care to Sheboygan and its surrounding communities since 1890. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, 24-hour emergency care, digestive health, orthopedics, cardiac, home health and hospice care. The hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of high quality and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS)
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.
 
About Prevea Health
Prevea Health’s mission is to care for people with passion, pride, and respect. Founded in 1996, Prevea Health partners with HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, to provide access to more than 200 physicians in more than 60 specialty areas. Prevea has more than 40 locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin and Western Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley region. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.