A record setting Mammothon

evanLEWISBURG — It was a record setting three days for Evangelical Community Hospital.  Evan’s Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health held their 8th Annual Mammathon at the end of January.  This year’s three-day-event yielded more scheduled mammograms than ever before.

This year’s theme was “Freeze Out Breast Cancer.”  During the event, Evan physicians, nurses and other caregivers reached out to encourage patients to schedule mammograms.  As a result of the phone calls, 224 patients scheduled a mammogram.  This is the highest number of appointments achieved at any single Mammathon held by the center.

Dr. John Turner, Medical Director of the Center, said, “The efforts of these dedicated professionals making calls during the Mammathon have, and will continue to save lives as patients whose cancers are diagnosed through scheduled mammograms receive timely treatment they otherwise would not have had.”

Although the Mammothon has passed, Evan is still encouraging women to schedule their mammograms.  To schedule yours, or to find out information on the funding available for mammograms, call the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health at 570-522-4200.  (Codi Jade)