Friday, February 19, 2016

Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation receives grant to support breast health services


The Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation was once again recently awarded a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust to provide free digital screening mammograms to low-income, uninsured or under-insured Cass County women. 

The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) has been selling breast cancer license plates since they were first authorized for circulation in 2002, according to the website for the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust. It is now among the most widely purchased of special plates on Indiana’s roads. $25 of the purchase price of each plate goes directly to IBCAT, which then uses that money generated to distribute as grant funding to Indiana hospitals and health centers for providing low-income, medically underserved women with access to free screening and diagnostic services (http://www.breastcancerplate.org/programsgrants/grant-programs/). 

The Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation also supports breast cancer awareness and the program for free mammograms by hosting the River Bluff Run each year in October. The funds generated from the run and walk event are added to supplement the IBCAT grant that the Foundation receives, allowing the Foundation to expand the number of screening mammograms provided.

Women interested in learning about whether or not they qualify for this program should call the Central Scheduling department at Logansport Memorial Hospital. Women may be referred from there to speak with one of our Financial Counselors, who can help determine whether or not you meet the specific guidelines to be a recipient of this program. Even if you don’t meet every guideline, Logansport Memorial Hospital and the Foundation may still be able to help give you access to the care you need. Please don’t hesitate to call and talk with us about the program.

Logansport Memorial Hospital and the Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation are grateful to the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust for helping us serve women who need these important and potentially life-saving screening mammograms. We will continue pursuing and utilizing every opportunity to help you get connected with services we offer.



The Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation fulfills its mission of “Gifting for Health” by raising awareness and providing support for initiatives that enhance community health and patient care at Logansport Memorial Hospital. For more information about the Foundation and how it may be able to work with you, please contact Vicki Byrd, Vice-President of Planning and Development at (574) 753-1414.

The mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. is to increase awareness and improve access to breast cancer screening and diagnosis throughout Indiana. For more information about the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the programs it funds, please visit www.breastcancerplate.org 
or call 1 (866) 724-2228.

Logansport Memorial Hospital Breast Center

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