October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Friday, October 27th from 6:00-8:30pm at Bethel Church, 270 N. Gap Rd. in Prosser, PMH Medical Center in collaboration with Northwest Cancer Clinic will hold a Breast Cancer Awareness event. This is a FREE event, open to both women and men. The event focus will be on Prevention, Treatment and Survivorship. Topics include: What services PMH Medical Center can provide for breast cancer patients in their own community; an overview of breast cancer and treatment options and cancer treatment and services provided at Northwest Cancer Clinic. Event speakers include: Shabnam Chaugle, MD and General Surgeon at PMH Medical Center; Verlaine Schneider, Mammography specialist at PMH Medical Center, and Brian Lawenda, MD at Northwest Cancer Clinic. Light refreshments will be served, RSVP to PMH Administration at 786-2222 ext. 6651.
Did you know that after the age of 40, women no longer need a physician referral for mammography? PMH Medical Center offers digital mammography screenings year-round.
PMH Medical Center is an ACR-accredited facility. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.