ASHLAND, Ky. — The King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) mammography unit could be coming to your community.
The unit has recently undergone renovations to enhance the quality of services that it provides in counties in Kentucky and Ohio.
The KDMC mobile mammography unit is the only one of its kind in eastern Kentucky.
The newly renovated unit travels throughout eight Kentucky counties and four counties in southern Ohio, providing access to digital mammography at our Family Care Centers, physician offices, workplaces, schools and more locations.
New additions to the mammography unit include two new dressing rooms and an extended waiting area, allow women to receive quick and convenient testing without traveling.
The mobile mammography serves patients five to six days a week in Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Elliott, Lewis, Johnson, Martin and Floyd counties in Kentucky; Lawrence, Scioto, Pike and Jackson counties in Ohio.
Doretha Pridemore, breast care center clinical supervisor, said mobile mammography is beneficial to women who may lack transportation.
“Some women don’t have access to transportation to visit King’s Daughters,” Pridemore said. “Mobile mammography provides care where it’s needed — and women appreciate it.”
KDMC staff said mobile mammography began serving patients in 1997. Through the generosity of sponsors including King’s Daughters Auxiliary and Rocky Adkins Golf Tournament, the most current unit was purchased in 2009.
Shawn Boggs, executive director of diagnostic services at King’s Daughters, said it is with pride that KDMC serves patients in their community.
“We are proud to serve patients at King’s Daughters and in our communities,” Boggs said.
Through a partnership with Susan G. Komen organization, we are able to provide free or reduced cost mammograms, advanced diagnostic and treatment services to eligible women residing in Ohio and Kentucky. For more information about this program call 606-408-2650.
All testing is performed by specially trained and certified mammography technologists. Women over the age of 40 may schedule an annual mammogram by calling 606-408-2742 or toll-free 1-877-304-1935. No physician order is needed.
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