From left to right are Aileen Gabbey, executive director, Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, and Southeast Georgia Health System team members Susan Anderson, RT(R)(M), mammography technologist; DelRia Baisden, vice president; Karen Crosby, R.N., BSN, navigator, Breast Care Center; and Scott Wilson, MSA, CRA, director, Radiology. The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen recently awarded a $50,000 grant to Southeast Georgia Health System for its Mammograms in Motion project.

Led by the Health System, Mammograms in Motion is a collaboration with area physicians, community health centers and county health departments to provide breast health education and outreach, screening mammograms and diagnostic breast work-up services to uninsured and low income individuals residing in Brantley, Camden, Glynn, Long and McIntosh counties. High-risk patients are eligible for breast MRI scans.

Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. While each of Southeast Georgia Health System’s three breast imaging locations participate in the project, what makes Mammograms in Motion special is the use of the Wellness On Wheels mobile health vehicle to reach individuals in rural areas with limited access to health care and health education.

“We’re thrilled to receive the grant for the eighth consecutive year from the Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen,” says DelRia Baisden, vice president, Southeast Georgia Health System. “Because of the availability of the grant funds, individuals who qualify for participation in Mammograms in Motion have no out of pocket costs for these services.

Recipients who receive screening mammograms and need to return for follow-up care also receive their additional diagnostic services paid for by the grant.” Services vary per patient, and advanced diagnostic studies and stereotactic biopsies are provided based on the results of the patient’s screening mammogram. Since inception in 2011, Mammograms in Motion has provided services to more than 1,700 individuals, including mammograms, ultrasounds, physician visits and biopsies. Read more from thebrunswicknews.com…

thumbnail courtesy of thebrunswicknews.com