ProMedica Will Offer Free Breast Cancer Screenings at Several Area Locations
posted on: 11/28/2011TOLEDO, Ohio, June 2, 2011 – Starting this month, ProMedica will offer free breast cancer screenings at four locations in northwest Ohio to uninsured and under-insured patients. The screenings will include a clinical breast exam, screening mammogram, education, and follow-up support. ProMedica will provide these services in partnership with Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates, and Toledo Radiologic Associates.
The program is being funded through a grant from Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The grant will benefit 125 women and men who meet specific eligibility requirements.
Free screening events will be held at the following locations:
St. Luke’s Hospital also received the Komen grant and is currently offering free screenings, by appointment. For more information about eligibility requirements and to make an appointment, call St. Luke’s Hospital at 419-893-5988. All participants will be asked to provide the name, telephone number and address of their family doctor as well as information about past mammograms.
ProMedica, a mission-based organization that is ranked the No. 2 most integrated health system in the U.S., was formed in 1986 and is a Toledo, Ohio-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization with nearly 14,000 employees; 3,000 physicians and more than 306 facilities in Ohio and Michigan. ProMedica serves more than 2.73 million patients annually and includes 11 hospitals; ProMedica Continuum Services with senior, hospice, rehabilitation, and integrative services; ProMedica Physicians, a network of more than 315 primary care and specialty physicians; and Paramount Health Care, the largest HMO in northwest Ohio.