Rushville Republican

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May 13, 2014

Rush Memorial Hospital receives Komen Central Indiana Grant

INDIANAPOLIS – Rush Memorial Hospital has been named a Komen Central Indiana Grant recipient for the 2014-15 grant year and will be receiving funds to support its patient breast health care program.

The RMH breast health care program consists of providing needed pre-cancer screenings, education, cancer treatment, assistance, and support for patients that are underinsured or uninsured. With the help of this Komen grant, every person will have the capability to get the appropriate breast health care. To get additional information or to see if you qualify for assistance contact Erin Pike, Rush Memorial Hospital Oncology Patient Navigator at 765-932-7025.

According to Erin Pike, “We are so grateful to the Komen organization for granting us these funds. With their help we are saving lives in this community.” The grant awarded was in the amount of $49,739.20.

Since 1997, Susan G. Komen Central Indiana has awarded more than $15 million in community grants to local organizations that deliver breast health services in its 21-county service area. Rush Memorial Hospital was one of eleven grants awarded this year.

“We are proud of the life-saving services Komen Central Indiana grantees are able to provide in our community. A great need to support the under and uninsured individuals in Central Indiana still exists. With community support, we will continue to make an impact in filling these gaps,” Executive Director of Komen Central Indiana Natalie Sutton said.

In the past year, Komen grant funding reached over 35,000 Hoosiers with life-saving breast health services including mammograms, diagnostics, patient navigation and survivor support. Along with Rush Memorial Hospital the other grant recipients include Boone County Community Clinic, Cancer Services of East Central Indiana, Cancer Services of Grant County, Columbus Regional Hospital, Gennesaret Free Clinic, Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation, Interlocal Community Action Program, Little Red Door Cancer Agency, Wishard Health Services, and YWCA of Greater Lafayette.

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