Johnson County Hospital has increased mammography exam services to five days a week, thanks to a $37,491 grant received in 2012 from the Nebraska Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The expanded services began on January 1 of the new year.
Grant funds from the Nebraska Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure enabled radiology director, Anne Dorn, and technologist, Crystal Binder, to attend training and attain their mammography certifications and credentialing. Grant funds were also used to support salaries and benefits. Anne and Crystal, along with new staff member, JoLene Bartels, are performing the exams.
“We want to impact our patients' lives through increased availability of digital mammography services,” said Diane Newman, Administrator. “We want to keep healthcare accessible for all locally, so our patients can receive care in the community. Our goal is to increase the early detection of breast cancer by providing more access to mammography in rural southeastern Nebraska.”