Rhode Island Medical Imaging Makes a Large Donation to the State’s Women’s Cancer Screening Program

The screening program provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and follow-up services to uninsured and underinsured Rhode Islanders.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) received a large donation of $10,000 from Rhode Island Medical Imaging to benefit the RIDOH’s Women’s Cancer Screening Program. The announcement of the donation was made during a ceremony at Rhode Island Medical Imaging’s Breast site in the first week of October.

This donation will help Rhode Island women who do not have health insurance or come from low-income households to recieve clinical services. The Women’s Cancer Screening Program is available to eligible women who live in the state and whose household income level is less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level and either do not have health insurance or are underinsured (not being able to afford the co-pay, deductible or out-of-pocket charges associated with these screenings and/or follow-up care).

The Screening Program aims to reduce the cases and deaths attributed to breast cancer and cervical cancer in women with limited access to healthcare. Rhode Island Medical Imaging wants all women to have equal access to life-saving healthcare. “As an organization dedicated to the prevention, early detection and cure of these diseases, Rhode Island Medical Imaging is committed to making sure that all women in our state, regardless of their economic or health insurance status, have equal access to care,” said Rhode Island Medical Imaging president, Dr. Pezzullo. “If this donation makes a difference in just one life, we feel that is well worth the investment.”

As a reminder, Dr. Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health recorded this video to remind everyone of the importance of regular mammogram screenings, which ultimatley save lives.

For additional information about the RIDOH Women’s Cancer Screening Program or to participate, visit health.ri.gov or call 401-222-4324.

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