Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Medicine goes Main Street

Medicine in Rural Louisiana moves to Main Street USA.

This exciting medical milestone will take place at Homer Memorial Hospital in Homer, LA on April 28th at 11 a.m.

Through modern technology, mammogram images will be transmitted to the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU/Shreveport for real time interpretation and the patient will get a verbal report of her mammogram on the spot.

This live interpretation process is not being done anywhere else in the country, thus making the Homer event significant.

This screening mammogram project for uninsured patients is made possible through a federal grant and the collaborative partnership of The Rural Hospital Coalition and Partners in Wellness of the Feist- Weiller Cancer Center.

A mobile van comes once a month to each of the five participating rural hospitals and does a screening mammogram on uninsured patients, age 40 or older who have not had a mammogram in a year.

The five rural hospitals involved in the project are located in Homer, Arcadia, Jonesboro, Springhill and Many.

For more information, contact a hospital in one of those areas.






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