Parkview LaGrange Hospital announced that their mammography screening grant has been extended through the first quarter of 2010. The program provides free screening mammograms for uninsured women from LaGrange County whose financial needs might otherwise make them choose to skip their mammogram. In addition, the hospital has simplified the application process and made the income guidelines less restrictive in an effort to make the exam more accessible to those who qualify.
To apply for a screening mammogram or to obtain additional information, women should contact Randy Packer, social services coordinator, at 260-350-3626.
The mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. is to increase awareness and improve access to breast cancer screening and diagnosis throughout Indiana. Any Indiana resident may purchase an Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness license plate by visiting their local Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch or the BMV website at www.in.gov/bmv. Of the $40 specialty plate fee, $25 is a direct tax-deductible donation to the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust. Since the breast cancer license plate first became available in 2002, more than $700,000 has been distributed by the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust through competitively awarded grants to organizations throughout the state for innovative projects for screening mammography services. These services may not otherwise be available to medically underserved populations in Indiana.
Parkview LaGrange Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital and is licensed as a 25-bed critical access hospital to provide acute care services to the people of LaGrange County and surrounding communities. In July of 2008 Parkview LaGrange opened its new, $25 million hospital facility. In addition to the full range of general acute care services offered by Parkview LaGrange, an electronic intensive care unit (eICU) with its eICU robot – a hallmark of all Parkview Health hospitals – has brought another, higher level of care to the people of LaGrange County. Current services include EMS and emergency care; ambulatory and inpatient surgery (including orthopaedic, gastrointestinal and laser surgery procedures); endoscopy; medical-surgical care, a swing bed program and maternity. Ancillary and outpatient services offered include a full service laboratory; advanced diagnostic imaging including CT and a fixed MRI unit; rehabilitation therapy; a sleep lab; and physician specialty clinics (including cardiology, gynecology, orthopaedics, and podiatry). Parkview LaGrange is a member of Parkview Health, a family of hospitals and healthcare services covering a 15 county region in northeastern Indiana and western Ohio. With over 200 employees, Parkview LaGrange Hospital's mission is to provide trusted quality care and to improve the health of the communities it serves.