Grant awarded to Community Hospital for mammograms
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MONTEREY, Calif. — Women who need diagnostic mammograms but can’t afford them are the beneficiaries of a $25,000 grant made by the Safeway Foundation to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
This is the second time Safeway has provided support for breast care services at Community Hospital. The grants have been designated for the Carol Hatton Fund for Women in Need, which gives eligible women access to the latest in breast cancer detection.
“We’re grateful for Safeway’s continued support of our efforts to assist local women,” says Jan Dunn, coordinator of Community Hospital’s Carol Hatton Breast Care Center. “This fund was established in October 2010 and with support from Safeway and many other generous donors we have already provided diagnostic screenings to nearly 80 women.”
The Carol Hatton Breast Care Center also offers screening mammograms to women who can’t pay for them through the Sherry Cockle Memorial Endowment Fund.
Since 2001, Safeway Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Safeway grocery stores, has raised more than $108 million for detection and treatment of breast cancer.
“We are so pleased to award this Safeway Foundation grant to Community Hospital,” says Susan Houghton, Safeway’s director of public affairs. “Providing mammograms is crucial — and we’ve been impressed with the great work that Community Hospital is doing.”
For more information about the Carol Hatton Breast Care Center and its services, please call 649-7233 or go online at www. chomp.org
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through 15 locations, including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at www.chomp.org