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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Receives More Than $24,000 for Yes, Mamm! Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2022) – The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the Yes, Mamm! program, has received a $24,164.87 grant from the Lexington Cancer Foundation to purchase a new biopsy system that will detect breast cancer even earlier and help improve life expectancy.

The grant will allow the foundation to purchase a Mammotome Revolve ™ Dual Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy System. This advanced tissue management technology minimizes tissue handling while eliminating procedure steps. It will provide an average of 250 patients annually with a highly effective and less-intensive biopsy process.

“With this funding, we will be able to provide a better biopsy experience for our patients, and ultimately, save more lives by detecting breast cancer signs earlier,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “Thanks to the Lexington Cancer Foundation for this support that will go on to help so many patients in the communities we serve.”

The Yes, Mamm! program provides mammography screenings and diagnostic services, such as biopsies, to low-income, uninsured, underinsured, or medically underserved individuals in central and eastern Kentucky. The program collaborates with local health departments to identify individuals in need of these services and receive referrals to the program. Approximately 10% of the patients referred for this program require a follow-up biopsy or diagnostic screening. 

To learn more about the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes, Mamm! program, visit

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.


Publish date: 

Thursday, February 17, 2022

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