NBCF programs are available at three Texas Health Resources locations: Plano, Dallas & Fort Worth
The Sue A. de Mille Women’s Diagnostic Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano (Texas Health Plano) is a Certified Participant with the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC™) and it is also designated as a Breast Imaging Center ofExcellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Breast Center at Texas Health Plano is uniquely qualified to meet the needs of low-income women and women lacking access to care through a combination of internal and external resources. The Breast Center has developed a network of partners in the Collin County service area to provide a continuum of breast health services for low-income and uninsured women through its relationship with local physicians, The Bridge Breast Network, and Collin County Adult Clinic.
“Women so often place their families’ needs above their own. As a Nurse Navigator, I see first-hand the added burden that lack of insurance places on them. This partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation has enabled us to help reduce that burden by providing funded mammograms to those who need it most. I truly believe that this program saves lives and is vital to the health of the women that we serve.” — Karen D. Bryant, RN, CN-BN, Certified Breast Patient Navigator
Texas Health Dallas’ SEARCH program serves underinsured, uninsured, and low-income women in the Texas Health Dallas service area. SEARCH provides breast health services in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner and is designed to remove common barriers to care for medically underserved women. The SEARCH Program is part of the Peggy A. Bell Women’s Diagnostic and Breast Center, which is a service line within the Margot Perot Center for Women and Infants at Texas Health Dallas. For more than 24 years, the comprehensive breast care program at the Center has exemplified the hospital’s commitment to women’s health throughout the continuum, from advanced diagnostics and screening tools to genetic testing and the latest surgical techniques.
“We are so blessed to partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to provide underserved patients access to breast education and services. At Texas Health Dallas, our mission is to improve the lives of people in the communities we serve. This aligns with the NBCF mission which is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. This powerful alliance is what will make a bigger impact for those who need it the most.” — Erin Prendergast, BSN, RN, CBCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Texas Health Dallas
The Wellness for Life® Mobile Health Program removes barriers to breast health care by meeting patients where they live, in some of the most underserved areas of North Texas, and providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care. The program works to increase awareness of cancer prevention, promote the benefits of cancer screening and offer the community easy accessibility to many types of early detection services including mammogram screenings and well-woman exams. Texas Health’s Mobile Wellness for Life program improves the health of low-income, uninsured women by providing no-cost, early detection breast health services directly within the communities where women live, work, play and pray.
“So many of our patients don’t have access to health care. Our Wellness for Life Mobile Program is able to go into the community, directly into the neighborhoods to meet patients where they are. With the COVID-19 virus arriving earlier this year, women are among the most likely to be impacted with job loss and related health insurance benefits, housing, child care and remote learning challenges. Funding support from National Breast Cancer Foundation ensures that the Texas Health Resources Mobile Mammography service provided by the Wellness for Life program is imbedded within our community. This support is vital to increase access to breast health services during this critical time, which help to prevent delays in breast cancer detection and late-stage diagnoses.” — Rosemary Galdiano RN, MPH, OCN, Wellness for Life Mobile Health Program Director
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