MCMH, Wright Center share grant

ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, in collaboration with the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, has secured a $39,900 grant from the Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

Grant funding will be used to assist 112 underinsured and uninsured women within central Hancock County and western Washington County to receive free breast cancer screenings.

In addition, the grant will provide funding for an oncology nurse navigator to help guide breast cancer patients with suspicious findings through the complex cancer care system to help ensure timely diagnosis and treatment.

Approximately 15 percent of the grant award will be utilized by the Beth C. Wright Center to assist with patient transportation, education and health programs.

For more information, call 664-5337.

A physician’s order is required to schedule a screening mammogram.

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