Jennie Edmundson Hospital Awarded Susan G. Komen Grant
Jennie Edmundson has been awarded a $90,000 Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant to help fund an outreach to surrounding cities and counties.
The efforts will include Adair, Adams, Audubon, Cass, Mills and Pottawattamie counties.The majority of these dollars will go to provide mammograms for people who can’t afford it.
JEH employees are working with health care officials in those counties to set up free screenings and make themselves available to give educational presentations.
Jennie extended its reach last year after receiving the same kind of grant from Komen, said Donna Hubbell, vice president of patient safety and quality.
“I think what this grant has given us is the ability to reach out a little bit further and provide some free mammograms and reach out to some of the outlying counties that we probably didn’t reach before,” she said. “Now we can reach out to those women who are uninsured or under-insured. “It’s given us the opportunity to go to the MICAH House and give services to those women who don’t come here because they don’t have any money.”May 16, 2012