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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mobile Mammograms come to Guerneville

St. Josephs Medical Center offers 
 LOW COST Mammograms 
at the Guerneville SAFEWAY 
on January 28th

Women can conveniently receive a mammography screening at a Guerneville Safeway store on Friday, January 28. Mammograms are provided by St. Joseph’s Medical Center through an innovative program that brings mammography services to patients who may not otherwise have access to these resources.

Low-cost mammograms will be available for only $80.00. Women enrolled in certain medical programs may be eligible for a mammogram at no cost. The screenings are available by appointment to any woman with a physician’s referral.

St. Joseph's Mobile Mammography Unit (MMU) is a full-service, self-contained mammography clinic on wheels featuring state-of-the-art digital mammography technology and service. The MMU is sponsored by such partners as the Safeway Foundation, Avon and Susan G. Komen Foundation.

What: St. Joseph’s Mobile Mammography Unit for breast cancer screenings (by appointment only)

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, January 28

Where: Safeway store, 16405 River Road, Guerneville

Who: Women of all ages needing a mammogram - to make an appointment, please contact: Phone: toll-free 1 (866) - 430-8222

The full-service mammography clinic, housed in an 18-wheel tractor-trailer, is licensed by the state of California and accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Food and Drug Administration. It meets all requirements for performing screening mammography. The digital images from all screenings are read by licensed radiologists, with results sent to patients and their physicians within two to three weeks of their exams.

About St. Joseph’s Medical Center

St. Joseph’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 359 beds, a physician staff of over 400, and more than 2,400 employees. St. Joseph's specializes in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services, and women and children’s services including neonatal intensive care (NICU). St. Joseph’s Medical Center is the largest hospital, as well as the largest private employer in Stockton and San Joaquin County. In addition to being nationally recognized as a quality leader, St. Joseph’s is consistently chosen as the “most preferred hospital” by local consumers. Founded in 1899 by Fr. William O’Connor and administered by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, St. Joseph's continues to lead the region in medical innovation as well as ongoing clinical research, developing tomorrow's advancements, today. In 2010, St. Joseph’s provided over $50 million in charity care, community benefits, and unreimbursed patient care. St. Joseph’s Medical Center is a member of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), a system of 42 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. For more information, please visit our website at

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