Cleveland, OH,
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July
2020
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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 is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.

The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

MetroHealth 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 research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.

Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.

The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.