(McLeansboro, Illinois) - Hamilton Memorial Hospital was granted $3,161 from the Evansville Tri-State Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure which provides community grants to local facilities that provide life-saving breast cancer detection services.
Hamilton Memorial Hospital’s “Hope for a Cure” campaign was specifically used to provide diagnostic tests including mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and radiology readings to women in Hamilton and White counties that were uninsured or underinsured and unable to pay for breast screening. A total of 55 studies were provided at the hospital.
“We often have ladies that just can’t afford life-saving breast screenings like mammograms – because of that, our grant is much more than simply providing a screening, it is saving women’s lives right here in our community,” said Genia Nelson, Hamilton Memorial Hospital Radiology Director.
Since 2009, Hamilton Memorial Hospital has received $27,445 in grants from the Evansville Tri-State Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
“1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime - that’s why early detection with a yearly mammogram is so important. Remind all the ladies that you love to schedule their mammogram, it very well could save their live,” Nelson stated.