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Johnson County Hospital receives $37,000 grant

It was announced last week that Johnson County Hospital will receive $37,491 over the next year, from the Nebraska Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to hire a full-time mammogram technologist, as well as train two current staff members on the equipment, thus allowing the ability to perform mammogram screenings more days per week.

“We (Mary Bossung, Anne Dorn and Diane Newman) worked on the grant application last fall and submitted it in December,” said Mary Bossung, Foundation Director. “It’s only been a year since we received $530,000 from The Helmsley Charitable Trust; we couldn’t be more pleased.”

Johnson County Hospital's mission is to establish and maintain facilities for the purpose of providing high quality healthcare services to the sick and injured in a caring and professional manner regardless of race, creed, handicap or ability to pay and promote those services throughout our service area. Funds from the Nebraska Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will help as they strive to meet their mission of providing the highest quality care to our patients – close to home.

“The purpose of this grant is to impact our patients' lives through increased availability of digital mammography services,” said Diane Newman, Administrator. “Our goal is to keep healthcare accessible for all locally, so our patients can receive their care in the community. We’ve already seen an increase in screenings since we went digital last September. We want to increase the early detection of breast cancer by providing more access to mammography in rural southeastern Nebraska. These grant dollars will allow us to continue on that path.”

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