Women who cannot afford a mammogram will benefit from a $1,000 donation from HOPE 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation to Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott. Funds donated by HOPE 4 You are used to provide mammograms and breast imaging for women who meet certain criteria.
This is the seventh consecutive year Mercy has received the grant.
“Far too often women neglect their own health care needs for other priorities,” said Christi Keating, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott executive director of patient care services. “Funds from this grant will give woman who might otherwise not get mammograms access to the life-saving screenings.”
HOPE 4 You’s giving capacity is based solely on donations from individuals, organizations and fundraisers such as its annual Race 4 HOPE, which will be held June 2.
“The purpose of HOPE 4 You is to save lives through screening and early detection,” said Tina Rockhold, executive director of the Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott. “Their mission matches up very well with that of Mercy. The RACE 4 HOPE each year in June supports these programs at Mercy as well as other area hospitals. We are grateful for this donation which will provide screening and diagnostic mammograms for underserved women in our area.”
For more information about digital mammography or to schedule a mammography appointment, call Mercy’s Imagining Services at 620-223-7015.
Mercy Hospital Fort Scott is an acute care hospital with 46 licensed beds, offering comprehensive medical, surgical, OB/GYN, pediatric, homecare and hospice services. Inpatient care is provided with 24/7 physician coverage. In 2017, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott received The Leapfrog Group’s prestigious A rating. Mercy Clinic Fort Scott is located on hospital grounds as well as Mercy rural health clinics in Arma and Pleasanton.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy’s IT division, Mercy Technology Services, supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.