Parkridge Health System Offers October Mammography Special

Thursday, September 27, 2012

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Parkridge Health System is offering special pricing and a free gift for women who schedule a screening mammogram during the month of October. Women who receive their screening at Parkridge or Parkridge East between Oct. 1-31 will pay $97 and receive a free pair of Pink Ribbon fuzzy socks to take home.

“Mammography can save lives if it catches breast cancer early enough – we know how important early detection is,” notes Keith Davis, imaging director for Parkridge Health System. “Parkridge and Parkridge East work to make the mammography experience as comfortable and convenient as possible.” 

Both Parkridge and Parkridge East offer digital mammography, which offers clearer, sharper images and better results than traditional film mammography, officials said. Each hospital offers a private women-only waiting area for mammography patients. As an added convenience, the hospitals can submit insurance reimbursement requests for patients. Parkridge East also offers extended hours, with screening mammography appointments available until 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and alternating Saturdays. 

For more information about mammography at Parkridge Health System or to make an appointment, call 493-1271.

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