St. James grant allows free breast exams

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 20, 2009

LUTCHER – St. James Parish Hospital was awarded grant funds from the Bayou Region Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

This grant will be used to assist 30 indigent, uninsured and underinsured women over age 40 in St. James Parish to receive a free screening mammogram.

It also includes five free diagnostic mammograms and five free breast ultrasounds.

For more information on obtaining a free mammogram, call St. James Parish Hospital.

To schedule a mammogram, call the Radiology Department at 225-746-2953 or 225-869-5512 ext. 2953.

For questions about the grant, call Rachel Becnel, project director at 225-746- 2906.