Memorial's Mobile Coach Provides Mammograms At Goodwill On July 2

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Memorial’s Mobile Mammogram Coach will provide mammogram screenings for women with or without insurance at Goodwill Industries 2500 Dodds Ave, on Wednesday, July 2, from  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Ladies age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance by calling Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 495-4040 or toll free 866/591-2254Ladies will need to know their doctor’s name, and those with insurance will need to bring their insurance cards and a photo ID.

Grant funds to support the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at Memorial and the Mobile Health Coach have been gratefully provided by the Avon Breast Care Fund and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Erlanger’s Chief Nurse Executive Receives ACHE Regent’s Award

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CHI Memorial Recognized as 2015 Best Of The Best Winner

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Baylor Student, 16, Dies After Cardiac Incident At Pool

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Bradley County Commission Decides Not To Provide Animal Pickup Service

Bradley County Commissioners on Monday finally put animal control to rest. It was not easy and it was not without confusion, but in the end, the county will not provide animal pickup service. Confusion began when commissioners were asked to approve the agenda, which included two options for animal control pick up. Item “D” provided for the SPCA of Bradley County to pick ... (click for more)

VW PILOT Crash Landing

The Volkswagen emission scandal proves the point citizen activist, Ms. Helen Burns Sharp, has repeatedly brought to the attention of local government officials. She urged them to "beef up" the PILOT contracts before approving PILOT tax abatements. Any logical person would agree, because it is the only way to recoup a tax loss when unthinkable situations arise. Volkswagen's willful ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Readers Are Right

Jeffrey Cross is a community activist in the very finest way. He has no idea that I and many others have followed what he has done, and tirelessly I might add, to enhance the St. Elmo neighborhood at the foot of Lookout Mountain. I wish this world had a million Jeffrey Crosses. So when he wrote in protest of my Monday story, “We Want Our City Back,” I was more than eager to read ... (click for more)