Piedmont Eastside Medical Center would like to recognize the team at our Breast Center for the work they did recently during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. During that time, the team worked together to provide education and reminders on the importance of women’s health, including annual screening mammograms.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a ripple effect of people preferring to delay their annual health screenings, which could result in undiagnosed illnesses in the community. It’s estimated by the American Cancer Society that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetimes, and early detection may result in a 5 year survival rate of 99%.

The Piedmont Eastside mammographers felt passionate about getting the word out as a reminder to health care workers that they needed to be screened and take care of themselves so they could continue to help those in the community. As a result, they conducted events within the hospital to remind staff to have their screenings.

For their dedication, passion, and commitment to women’s health, it is a privilege to recognize the Piedmont Eastside mammography team and thank them for living up to the mission of providing the highest quality of healthcare for the community.

Ellen Nicholas is director of diagnostic imaging for Piedmont Eastside Medical Center.

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