LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! programs has received a $261,384 grant that will be used to help increase the early detection of breast and cervical cancer for patients across Kentucky.
The funding comes from the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program. The grant will help the program continue to serve cancer patients of CHI Saint Joseph Health’s hospitals, its medical group and its clinically integrated network of providers.
“With this grant, the Yes Mamm! Yes Cerv! programs will continue to serve women across Kentucky in need of assistance for access to critical breast and cervical cancer screenings,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “We know that early detection saves lives of women faced with a cancer diagnosis. Thanks to the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program, we continue supporting women’s health across the commonwealth.”
The Yes, Mamm! program was created in 2012 and provides mammography screenings and diagnostic services, such as biopsies, to low-income, uninsured, underinsured, or medically underserved men and women. The program collaborates with a variety of nonprofit organizations and health care providers to identify individuals needing these services and receives referrals to the program. Approximately 10% of the patients referred for this program require a follow-up biopsy or diagnostic screening.
The Yes, Cerv! program was created in 2020 and aims to prevent cervical cancer by promoting pap smears and HPV vaccinations to providers and patients. The program also helps provide patients with cervical cancer screenings, early-stage diagnoses, and oncological pelvic treatment.
To learn more about the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes, Mamm! program, visit https://bit.ly/3PouEQV. To learn more about the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes Cerv! program, visit https://bit.ly/3zVPKSc.
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