Heidi Press, Public Relations Specialist
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
44405 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341
Free Mammograms to the Underserved
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Offers Free Mammograms
Limited Number of Spaces Available for Special Breast Cancer Screening Clinic
To Underserved Oakland County Women
Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) will offer a limited number of free screening mammograms to women who meet the following criteria:
- Reside in Oakland County
- Have no health insurance or are underinsured
- Need a mammogram
- Are age 40 or older or have a palpable mass (one that can be felt)
The hospital has established a special Breast Cancer Screening Clinic Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alice Gustafson Ambulatory Surgery Center on the hospital campus, 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac. Pre-registration is required. The limited number of appointments will be filled on a first call, first served basis. Call 1-800-372-6094 for a possible appointment.
Those eligible for this special Breast Cancer Screening Clinic will receive:
- Free screening mammogram
- Breast examination by a female breast surgeon
- Educational materials
This Breast Cancer Screening Clinic is supported in part by the Pink Ribbon Trailblazers, a grass-roots community fundraising group that provides funding for mammograms for underserved women in Oakland County.
About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
St Joseph Mercy Oakland is a 443-bed comprehensive, community, teaching hospital and a long-time leader in health care in Oakland County. Founded in 1927 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has won numerous local and national awards for patient safety, quality and performance, and consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide. A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St Joseph Mercy Oakland is a technologically leading hospital that combines advanced medicine and personal care to assist patients on their path to wellness. With dedicated physicians, nurses and hospital staff committed to providing quality care throughout the patient stay, St Joseph Mercy Oakland has truly personalized the patient care experience.
For more information about health services offered at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, please visit www.stjoesoakland.org.
About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a newly expanded health care organization serving southeast Michigan. Health coverage spans six counties, including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy in Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital and 74-bed St. Joseph Mercy Saline. Combined, the seven hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have five outpatient health centers, five urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians.
A member of Trinity Health, the nation’s fourth largest Catholic health care organization, SJMHS is committed to providing a remarkable patient experience by using leading edge technology in a comforting and healing environment. As a mission based organization, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System provides approximately $100 million in community benefit to the communities it serves each year.
For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit www.sjmercyhealth.org.
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