Marion County recognized for highest rate of mammography screenings
March 9, 2016
Spring View Hospital leads county efforts
Lebanon, KY (March 10, 2016) -- The Kentucky Department for Public Health has recognized Marion County as having the highest rate of mammography screenings among women ages 40-64 who are enrolled in Medicaid in Kentucky. The average rate among Kentucky counties was 28%, while Marion County climbed significantly higher at 40.2%.
“This recognition comes on the heels of a year-long effort by Spring View Hospital to educate the women in the community about the importance of having a mammogram,” said Tim Trottier, chief executive officer of Spring View. “As the sole provider of mammograms in our county, I am extremely proud of the work our employees and medical team did to get the word out to our community. This effort truly underscores our commitment to making communities healthier.”
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer in women. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Studies show that early detection of breast cancer can improve the chances for successful treatment and increase a patient’s chance for survival. Because of this, it is recommended that women over the age of 40 have an annual mammogram to watch for any changes to the breast.
At Spring View Hospital, patients can schedule regular screening mammograms or diagnostic mammograms. A screening mammogram can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Diagnostic mammography is used to evaluate a patient with abnormal clinical findings—such as a breast lump or nipple discharge.
To learn more about Spring View Hospital’s outpatient imaging services, please visit our website or call 270-692-3161.
About Spring View Hospital
Spring View Hospital has been an integral part of the community since 1944. The hospital is a 75-bed facility offering a full range of services with state-of-the art technology serving a population of more than 55,000. Spring View Hospital's staff and physicians pride ourselves on providing advanced quality care and service.