St. John’s Riverside Hospital Awarded Two Genentech Foundation Grants For Community Breast Health Education, Outreach, & Screening
5/31/2013 8:53 AM
St. John’s Riverside Hospital is proud to announce they have been awarded two Genentech Foundation grants totaling $20,000. The awarded grants are purposed for the education, outreach and screening of breast health in the Yonkers Community. Breast cancer rates in our community are disturbingly high because too many women do not seek and receive appropriate education on the need for breast health screening and detection services.
In response to this significant need, St. John’s Riverside Hospital (SJRH) operates four interconnected programs to address breast health and cancer detection in our community. They include: a breast health community education and outreach program; a comprehensive screening program; two patient navigation programs; and a fully integrated breast treatment program at two of our hospital sites. SJRH cancer services are certified by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Programs, as both a Breast Center, and as a Community Hospital Cancer Program.
Genentech Foundation funds will be used to assist St. John’s Riverside Hospital’s outreach efforts to improve Black and Hispanic women’s access to education about the importance of and the need for breast screening. In addition to providing a continuum of breast care services, funds will also support our patient navigation programs that provide screening and care coordination by connecting women with breast cancer to treatment, support groups, transportation services, and additional resources.
St. John’s Riverside Hospital along with its partner Genentech Foundation is committed to providing the Yonkers community minority women with education and screening services in support of breast health.