Pocono Medical Center Hosts the County’s First-Ever Mammogram Marathon
“We are excited to offer this premier opportunity for the women of Monroe County to receive free mammograms at our Bartonsville Healthcare Center,” said Barbarann Carroll, RT (R) (M), Radiology Facility Coordinator of the Bartonsville Healthcare Center. According to the National Breast cancer Foundation, in 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. “This Mammothon will provide multiple opportunities throughout the month of October as a means to encourage women to take preventative measures toward their health,” said Carroll.
Pocono Medical Center’s Bartonsville Healthcare Center located at 600 Commerce Boulevard in Bartonsville will be hosting three Mammothon events beginning today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; October 12 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and October 20 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Every woman will have the opportunity to receive their mammogram via the Bartonsville Healthcare Center’s Selenia® Dimensions® system’s Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ technology to provide the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art results possible in preventative screening. “As the only comprehensive healthcare center in the region with advanced 3D mammography technology, our staff is continually prepared to serve the women of our community and all of their healthcare needs with utmost comfort and quality,” said Carroll.
There will be no appointment and no prescription needed to participate in any of the free mammogram screening dates. For women without insurance, funds are provided by Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Linda Creed Foundation. For more questions, please call (570) 420-4999.
Pocono Medical Center’s Bartonsville Healthcare Center is recognized by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers as a Quality Breast Center of Excellence along with accreditation from the American College of Radiology for Mammography and as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
Pocono Medical Center (PMC) is a non-profit, nationally recognized hospital that has served the region for over 100 years. PMC has three comprehensive healthcare centers located in Bartonsville, Tobyhanna, and Brodheadsville, and 21 primary and specialty care physician practices. PMC has one of the busiest and most-experienced emergency departments in the state with a fully-accredited Level III Trauma Center, Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and Hip and Knee Program. Backed by the region’s most robust team of over 230 physicians and providers, PMC offers a full continuum of care from clinical and acute care services to specialized services such as the state-of-the art cancer center and comprehensive cardiovascular care. PMC and the Pocono Health System Visiting Nurse and Hospice both received a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ranking PMC in the top 20% in the nation. PMC also serves as a designated, regional leader in safety as one of only 33 hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group and as recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Award. For more information or to learn more, please visit our website at poconohealthsystem.org.