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Contact: Margie Joy / 970-878-9317
Pioneers Healthcare Foundation Raises over $130,000 for local 3D Mammography
December 2017—Meeker, CO— “Pioneers Medical Center is launching the new 3D Mammography Services,” says Pioneers CEO Ken Harman. “We couldn’t have done it without the support from our community and Pioneers Healthcare Foundation.”
Pioneers has installed the new 3D unit and has received its FDA certifications. “The final on-site certification was completed in late November. Patients can officially receive a 3D exam.” says Westy Murray, PMC Imaging & Mammography Technologist. “There are two benefits of this machine that will really improve the patient care and safety. The clarity of the image is much improved and will allow for a better read of the images. And the patient will be exposed to about 50% less radiation exposure, continued Murray”
Pioneers Healthcare Foundation was able to gather over $135,000 in donations and grants which funded 50% of the new 3D System. “It is said that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer,” says Trina Zagar-Brown, Chairman for the Healthcare Foundation. “We felt that bringing the 3D technology to our community was critical for cancer screenings. Our community members and businesses have been very supportive of this undertaking” she continued.
Pioneers Healthcare Foundation would like to publicly thank our sponsors and grantors who made 3D possible. The following awarded gifts or grants over $500.
Freeman Fairfield Trust
Caring For Colorado
Rio Blanco County–CCITF
Mountain Valley Bank
White River Electric Association
Western Healthcare Alliance
Mike and Patti Hoke
2017 Meeker Days
2017 Fall Festival