Baptist Easley receives breast cancer grant

EASLEY — The S.C. Mountains to the Midlands affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization has awarded Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation a grant to provide free mammograms for uninsured and under-insured patients.

Funding was in the amount of $18,338.

“We sincerely appreciate the Greenville-based Komen organization for helping Baptist Easley Hospital provide free screening and diagnostic mammograms for patients in our community who could not otherwise afford them,” said foundation director Mark Eisengrein.

According to the statement of need, the primary population served is defined as uninsured or underinsured women, ages 40 and older (and those with a family history of breast cancer) living in Pickens and northern Anderson counties that do not have the financial resources to receive screening and diagnostic mammograms.

Baptist Easley, through referrals from Samaritan Health Clinic and employed and affiliated physicians, projects that the grant will provide 145 screening mammograms and an additional 37 diagnostic mammograms in 2013-2014.

For more information, contact Baptist Easley Imaging Manager Debra Morgan at (864) 442-7686 or scheduling at (864) 442-8317.