Hospital Awarded Susan G Komen Grant
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has approved a Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant to Northern Hospital of Surry County. The grant funding, totaling over $41,000, will provide Northern Hospital the financial resources to serve approximately 400 underprivileged patients in Surry and surrounding North Carolina counties who need screening mammograms and diagnostic breast imaging and other related follow-up medical imaging for breast conditions detected as a result of the screening tests.
Northern Hospital intends to provide Komen-funded breast imaging services to hundreds of medically underserved patients in our community. African American women will be the focus group; however, all races and genders will be eligible for the services offered. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant and partnership is essential for the hospital’s program to be a success. The grant will provide Northern Hospital the resources to educate and provide Komen-funded breast imaging services to the uninsured and underinsured population, potentially saving lives by providing early breast cancer detection. The hospital’s mammography staff will be available for health and occupational fairs, and Komen educational materials will be available to those served. Northern Hospital's mammography coordinator and named project director is Tammy Branch.
Tammy Branch,RT(R)(M) is the Mammography Coordinator for Northern Hospital has recently acquired the designations of Certified Breast Patient Navigator in Breast Imaging and Cancer. Tammy is the only Certified Breast Patient Navigator in Surry or any immediate surrounding county.