On May 10, 2012 Regional Hospital of Scranton and the American Cancer Society will hold a Mamathon
(Scranton) – On May 10, 2012 Regional Hospital of Scranton and the American Cancer Society will hold a Mamathon to encourage women who have missed their annual mammogram or women over 40 who never had a mammogram to make an appointment for this important screening tool.
According to Radiology Director Joseph Cassidy, a Mamathon is the reverse of a telethon. "We know that early detection of breast cancer saves lives," Mr. Cassidy said. So we will be making calls to remind women to make that all important appointment."
Employees and volunteers from Regional along with support from volunteers from the American Cancer Society will be calling patients between 5 – 7 p.m. The hospital is offering extended hours to accommodate patients' schedules.
"Early detection is key and a mammogram can find cancer when it's very small, often years before you might be able to feel it on your own, this is why the American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms beginning at age 40", stated Erin Moskel, regional health initiatives representative for the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is here in your local community fighting all cancers every day, in every community. To learn more, call the ACS toll-free at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
If you would like to schedule a mammogram or receive more information about this event, please call: Regional Hospital of Scranton at: 570.348.7890. Remember: Early detection saves lives.
For nearly 100 years, Regional Hospital of Scranton has been proud to serve the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Regional Hospital is licensed for 198 hospital beds and has a network of more than 400 physicians representing a wide spectrum of specialties. The hospital has been recognized nationally for quality and in 2012 was named one America's Top 50 Hospitals by HealthGrades, a national accrediting organization. This is the sixth consecutive year Regional has received this award. In addition, Regional received recognition in twelve specialty areas. In 2011Regional was named Best Hospital in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Area by U.S. News and World Reports magazine.
|Regional Hospital of Scranton Mamathon Committee:|
L-R: Diana Harris, supervisor, Radiology; Don Collins, interim director of Patient Access; and Erin Moskel, American Cancer Society.