More Free Diagnostic Mammograms for Low-Income Women

Saint Thomas Medical Partners (STMP) is honored to accept a $10,000 grant from National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF). This award will fund biopsies and diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds for low-income Middle Tennessee women.

A more exhaustive type of breast exam than a traditional screening mammogram, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds provide detailed insight into breast health and are recommended when suspicious findings occur in screening mammograms. STMP and NBCF share a mission of making biopsies and diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds accessible for uninsured and underinsured women with the goals of early detection and mitigation of breast cancer. Awarded August 2, the grant will make these diagnostic tools free for qualifying patients at the following locations: Saint Thomas Medical Partners – Antioch; Saint Thomas Medical Partners – Lenox Village; Holy Family Health Center in Nashville; and Saint Louise Medicine and Family Health Center in Murfreesboro.

“Saint Thomas Medical Partners is pleased to partner again with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. to support women who would not otherwise have access to these important diagnostic services,” said Yvette Doran, President and CEO, Saint Thomas Medical Partners. “Follow-up services after an initial screening are often challenging for uninsured and underinsured women to receive.”

National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor Janelle Hail. NBCF’s mission is to Help Women Now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. For 14 years, NBCF has attained Charity Navigator’s highest ratings for financial accountability and transparency.

Saint Thomas Medical Partners is a physician-led medical group with facility locations across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. With over 550 providers and 46 specialties in 44 counties, STMP is one of the largest medical providers in the region and operates more than 100 facilities.

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