Manitowoc, Wis., (September 9, 2022) – This October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital, will offer 3D screening mammogram appointments on Saturdays from 7-11:30 a.m.
According to Lynn Baatz, MD, medical oncologist, 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. An annual mammogram starting at age 40 is a women’s best chance of finding breast cancer early when it is the most treatable. Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center offers the most advanced 3D digital breast imaging technology to detect breast abnormalities. Dr. Baatz recommends women who have a family history of breast cancer speak to their primary care provider to see when the best time is to start having an annual mammogram.
"We hope that the extended hours will remove barriers to the women in our community who want to get their annual exams, but struggle to find time during the week," says Dawn Krueger, operations manager of the Women’s Imaging Center.
About Holy Family Memorial
Holy Family Memorial, a partner of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, is the recognized leader and largest provider of comprehensive health care services in Manitowoc County. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Holy Family Memorial, rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, is committed to providing high-quality medical care and dedicated to helping individuals in the communities Holy Family Memorial serves to achieve healthier lives.
About Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health network operates eastern Wisconsin's only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies. The Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes 10 hospital locations, more than 2,000 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits were nearly 1.5 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 55,085 and visits to our network physicians exceeded 1.1 million. For more information, visit froedtert.com.