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Free Breast Cancer Screenings Available at KentuckyOne Primary Care in New Haven - Archived

Bardstown, Ky. (October 23, 2013)— KentuckyOne Primary Care in New Haven, part of KentuckyOne Health, will provide free clinical breast exams on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. If it is determined from the exam that a screening mammogram is needed, the patient will be referred to Flaget Memorial Hospital, also part of KentuckyOne Health. For patients without insurance coverage, the screening mammogram will be covered through the hospital’s Yes, Mamm program funded by a grant from the Louisville affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The KentuckyOne Primary Care office in New Haven is located at 323 Center Street. Advance registration is encouraged and can be done by calling 502.350.5191. Refreshments, giveaways and door prizes will also be available. Breast cancer affects 12 percent of women and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S. More than 570 Kentucky women will die of invasive breast cancer this year. Regular screenings and early detection are important tools in the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends clinical breast exams every three years for women in their 20s and 30s, and yearly for women 40 and over. A yearly mammogram is also recommended for women beginning at age 40. About KentuckyOne Health KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky. ###

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013