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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Receives $20,000 for Yes, Mamm! Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 21, 2023) – The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the Yes, Mamm! program, has received a $20,000 grant from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund to continue its mission of providing mammography screenings and diagnostic services to some of Kentucky’s most medically underserved communities.

Through the grant, the CHI Saint Joseph Health – Breast Care Center will be able to provide 100 screening mammograms and – if needed – further diagnostic testing for 120 patients in Kentucky. This funding will also help provide activities for support groups for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

“Our goal with the Yes, Mamm! program has always been to provide screenings for women and men to be able detect signs of breast cancer as early as possible,” said Delaine Thiel, CFRE, vice president, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “We know early detection saves lives and this funding from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund is another source of funding that helps us continue to achieve our mission.”

Early detection in fighting breast cancer is critical. According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early and is in the localized stage, the five-year relative survival rate is 99%. Yes, Mamm! provides the tools – such as mammograms and biopsies – to diagnose breast cancer in the early stages, providing patients with more successful treatment.

The Yes, Mamm! program works with local health departments to identify individuals in central and eastern Kentucky who are uninsured, underinsured or medically underserved and in need of these services.

To learn more about the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes, Mamm! program, visit www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/yes-mamm.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Saint Joseph Hospital 

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed hospital located in Lexington, Kentucky. Established in 1877 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky and is a nationally recognized tertiary medical center. Saint Joseph Hospital is Lexington’s first hospital. The hospital’s original mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today.

About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation supports CHI Saint Joseph Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.

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Publish date: 

Friday, July 21, 2023

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