Laura Gianninoto of Shelton has joined Norwalk Hospital as a breast health specialist at the Smilow Family Breast Health Center, 148 East Ave., Norwalk. The Smilow Family Breast Health Center recently opened a second location on East Avenue.

The Norwalk Radiology and Mammography Center also is at 148 East Ave. By having an extension of the Smilow Family Breast Health Center located at this site, breast health services should be more convenient and accessible for patients.

Gianninoto, a nurse practitioner specializing in breast health, is available to answer questions and assist patients who have abnormal imaging results. She can navigate them through follow-up diagnostic tests or treatments needed, collaborating with other medical disciplines when necessary.

Gianninoto’s background in medicine

Prior to joining Norwalk Hospital, Gianninoto was an advanced practice registered nurse with Fairfield County Breast Surgery, Stamford Health Integrated Practices. She previously was an infusion registered nurse with the Norwalk Medical Group.

Board certified as a family nurse practitioner, Gianninoto is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Oncology Nursing Society, American Society of Breast Diseases, and American Society of Breast Surgeons.

She has a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Connecticut and a master of science degree in nursing from Fairfield University.

For more information about the Smilow Family Breast Health Center at East Avenue, Norwalk, please call 203-939-1225.