Women's Health

We understand that every stage of a woman’s life brings with it a unique set of health concerns, questions, challenges and rewards. Our women’s health experts at Swedish Covenant Hospital are prepared to address those concerns and questions, help you overcome the challenges—and celebrate the rewards with you. 

We provide personalized, compassionate treatment for women of all ages. From our experienced women’s health providers to our continual investment in new technologies, such as advanced 3-D mammograms, we take pride in our ability to address the health needs of women from adolescence through the childbearing years, to menopause and beyond. Additionally, our new Mayora Rosenberg Women’s Health Center provides women-centric services in a unique, personalized health care environment.

The Mayora Rosenberg Women’s Health Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital provides women on Chicago’s north and northwest sides with access to a unique health care experience in a comfortable, inviting environment. 

The Center features state-of-the-art equipment and friendly, knowledgeable staff who will guide women through all aspects of their health care. 

The Women’s Health Center is part of the Swedish Covenant Hospital Women’s Health Initiative, an ambitious effort designed to ensure that every woman in our community has access to high-quality preventive care, health information and resources close to home.

To learn more about the Women's Health Initiative, click here.

What are you looking for when it comes to a Women’s Health professional? Expert advice and compassionate service? A health professional that is a partner in your care, and who takes the time to answer all of your questions? 

At Swedish Covenant Hospital, we have Women’s Health experts who are prepared to all of your needs, and to help you on your path to great health.

Meet our OB/GYNs
Our obstetrics and gynecology specialists provide expert care that includes: well woman care, pre-conception counseling, prenatal care, care for normal and high-risk pregnancies and care for women in menopause and perimenopause.

For more information about our OB/GYNs, click here>>

Meet our midwives
Our midwives provide comprehensive care and treatment for women of all ages. Their holistic approach to health care focuses on intensive education and women are encouraged to take an active role in their health care decision making. Midwives provide a range of services for women, including well woman care, prenatal care, care for normal pregnancies and care for women in menopause and perimenopause. 

For more information about our midwives, click here>>

The Breast Health Program at Swedish Covenant Hospital is a comprehensive wellness program which assists women on both the emotional and physical journeys that accompany breast cancer screenings and diagnoses.

The Breast Health Program:
•  Encourages women to complete recommended breast cancer screenings
•  Provides information to the community about breast health and the importance of early cancer detection
•  Addresses women’s concerns and provides compassionate, personalized care if they have an abnormal mammogram
•  Provides healing services such as nutrition, massage therapy, exercise and yoga
•  Helps reduce the time from screening to diagnosis with the use of advance technologies, such as 3-D mammography. This sophisticated technology takes multiple, sweeping images of a woman’s breast, making it easier to see abnormalities, and providing faster, more reliable diagnoses.

To learn more about the Breast Health Program at Swedish Covenant Hospital, please contact Michelle Peters, R.N., B.A., at 773-989-3999 or mpeters@SwedishCovenant.org.

3-D Mammograms
Swedish Covenant Hospital is equipped with 3-D mammogram capabilities through breast tomosynthesis. This innovative mammogram technology provides physicians with higher quality, more detailed images and scan results, which means more accurate diagnoses for our patients.

The 3-D and sophisticated 2-D imaging capabilities particularly benefit younger women and those with dense breasts by locating and identifying abnormalities or suspicious lumps that may have been overlooked in the past. 

Swedish Covenant Hospital is one of first and only hospitals in Illinois offering this technology.

Patient Benefits
In contrast to traditional imaging, breast tomosynthesis technology imaging leads to:
• Earlier breast cancer detection
• Less anxiety and faster diagnoses
• Fewer false alarms because of unclear images
• More accurate images in young, dense or fatty breasts

Contact Us
To make a mammography appointment, please call 773-878-6888. Unlike other leading hospitals where appointments can take months, we adjust our schedules to allow patients to be seen within seven days. If your primary care physician is not affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital, you can still schedule your mammogram with us. Your results will be faxed to your physician.

In harmony with Swedish Covenant Hospital's philosophy, breast cancer specialists on staff understand and treat the whole woman throughout the diagnosis, treatment and healing process.

Screening Is Essential
The dedicated staff at Swedish Covenant Hospital works year-round to educate patients and the community on the essentials of preventing and detecting breast cancer. Healthy breast care along with the proper frequency and starting age includes:

• Breast self-exam: Start performing monthly starting at age 20; your physician can show you how to do properly do a breast self-exam.
• Clinical breast exam: Receive yearly from an OB/GYN, primary care physician or other trained medical professional. Receive at least every three years starting at age 20 and annually after age 40.
• Mammogram: Receive yearly after age 40. Swedish Covenant Hospital uses digital mammography. Mammograms are the best available method to diagnose breast cancer in its earliest stages, according to American Cancer Society Recommended Screening Guidelines.

Living with a weak bladder, pelvic pain or other pelvic condition can be both embarrassing and isolating. It can also greatly affect your quality of life. Pelvic health issues can arise from many sources, including pregnancy, childbirth, injury, illness and the natural progression of menopause and aging. 

At Swedish Covenant Hospital, our experts provide a wide range of treatments to prevent, diagnose and treat pelvic health conditions so that women can get the help they need to regain control of their lives.

Our experts can help you address the full range of gynecologic and urogynecologic conditions, including: 
•  Complications related to menopause
•  Osteoporosis
•  Pelvic organ prolapse
•  Pelvic pain
•  Urinary incontinence

Call 773-878-6888 or use our online physician directory to find a physician right for you.  

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