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Johnson County Hospital receives $35,319 grant

The Nebraska Affiliate of Susan G. Komen recently announced Johnson County Hospital as a 2013 grant recipient.

In 2012 Johnson County Hospital received its first grant of $37,491 from the Susan G. Komen Nebraska Affiliate that enabled radiology director, Anne Dorn, and technologist, Crystal Binder, to attend training and attain their mammography certifications and credentialing. In addition the grant supported salaries and benefits so that they can now offer digital mammograms five days each week.

Funds received in 2013 ($35,319) will allow the hospital to do three things. First they will help to continue to finance the equivalent of one full-time employee so that mammography screenings will continue to be offered five days each week. Second, they will enable the radiology department to have a contracted service with an experienced mammography technologist, JoLene Bartels, to ensure quality control for our newly trained technologists. Finally they will allow the hospital to provide education for all three technologists on better breast positioning to reduce the number of repeated images.

“We are grateful to have been awarded again this year,” said Foundation Director and grant writer, Mary Bossung. “Receiving these funds will help us in adhering to our mission of providing the best quality of care. It is wonderful that we can provide these services for our patients in rural southeast Nebraska.”

In 2013, The Komen Nebraska Affiliate’s local fundraising efforts, such as the Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure, have enabled it to fund grants totaling $638,969 to support several Nebraska breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.

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