Cleveland, OH,
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July
2020
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09:58 AM
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MetroHealth Expands Mobile 3D Mammography Coach to Discount Drug Mart Stores

This summer, The MetroHealth System’s Mobile 3D Mammography Unit will be making stops at various Discount Drug Mart locations to expand care to more women in our communities.

Throughout July and August, MetroHealth will offer screenings with a trained Registered Mammography Technologist at Discount Drug Marts in Independence, Mentor, Brunswick Hills, Lakewood, Highland Heights and Strongsville.

“MetroHealth’s Mobile Mammography unit will be out this summer providing women the preventive care they need in a safe, hassle-free environment,” said MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE. “One of my biggest concerns related to COVID-19 is people putting off the screenings and care they need, and this is a way for us to partner with others, go into the community and serve our neighbors.”

In 15 minutes or less, patients can receive a state-of-the-art 3D mammogram from the mobile coach, which brings the same technology used at all MetroHealth Breast Imaging Sites to convenient locations in your community.

Each mobile unit has two private changing rooms, a skilled staff and timely results provided to the patient and primary care provider.

“We are always looking for more opportunities to better assist our customers and the communities we are a part of especially in terms of the health and well-being of our customers,” said Buddy Graf, Vice President of Business Development at Discount Drug Mart.

The dates and Discount Drug Mart locations of the mobile unit are below. Please note appointments can be scheduled by visiting metrohealth.org/mobile-mammography.

July:

8th - Lakewood – 13123 Detroit Rd.

9th - Independence - 6160 Brecksville Rd.

22nd - Strongsville – 13919 Prospect Rd

23rd – Highland Heights – 765 Alpha Dr.

August:

6th - Lorain - 2253 Colorado Ave.

13th - Mentor - 8500 Mentor Ave.

19th - Brunswick Hills - 5270 Center Rd.

27th – Avon Lake – 33382 Walker Rd.

MetroHealth’s Mobile 3D Mammography Coach is also available to offer mammogram screenings at your workplace or community organization. It’s a fast and easy way for women to have this lifesaving screening exam. Learn more by downloading our information packet.

If you have any questions about bringing the Mobile 3D Mammography Coach to your organization, contact our program coordinator Kelly Vogel at (216) 310-5539 or kvogel@metrohealth.org.

MetroHealth is excited to continue to offer safe, accessible care to all women. To find more information about scheduling with a physician or on MyChart, visit https://www.metrohealth.org/radiology/mobile-3d-mammography-coach.

About The MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building and the 25 acres of green space around it are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.

MetroHealth broke ground on its new hospital in 2019. The project is being financed with nearly $1 billion the system borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 40% and its number of employees by 21%. Today, its staff of 8,000 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75% of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.