Hospital Provides Free Mammograms to Women at the Salvation Army

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 15, 2016 Throughout June, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center employees volunteered to support the Salvation Army's residential treatment facility and transitional housing. During their volunteer work, they discovered a need for mammograms. 
On June 24, the women were bused from the Salvation Army to Florida Hospital Imaging, 335 Clyde Morris Blvd #250, Ormond Beach, for a free mammogram, funded by the hospital's foundation. 
Mammograms can save lives by finding breast cancer early when the cancer is easier to treat, said Carol Rumer, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center operations manager for offsite imaging services. Transportation is extremely difficult for these women, so in order to ensure they had access to a potentially lifesaving mammogram, I arranged for a bus to bring them to our outpatient imaging center. This was something we were honored to do, as we are committed to the sacred work of extending our healing ministry of Christ beyond our hospital walls and into the community we serve.
About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center 
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, as well as outpatient facilities in Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach. With 277-beds, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 907 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.  

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