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Wellness Works Hosts Breast Health Mammograms for Employees

by Katrina Stier

In Brief

  • Crozer-Keystone Health System employees are invited to celebrate family by getting a mammogram at work.
  • Wellness Works has teamed up with Crozer-Keystone’s Diagnostic Imaging departments to offer convenient employee-only appointment times during the week of May 16-20.
  • Employees who schedule a mammogram during the designated dates and times will also receive a free gift and be entered into a raffle for a Wellness Works gift basket valued at over $100. Employees will also earn 10 points on their 2011 Healthy Lifestyle Tracker.

This Mother’s Day, Crozer-Keystone Health System employees are invited to celebrate family by getting a mammogram at work. Wellness Works has teamed up with Crozer-Keystone’s Diagnostic Imaging departments to offer convenient employee-only appointment times during the week of May 16-20. Times include 7 to 8 a.m., lunchtime and 5 to 7 p.m.

During these times, employees are encouraged to bring someone special — like their mother, sister, daughter or a friend — to have a mammogram. Not only will you be doing something for your family by taking care of your health, but you will also receive a free gift – just for having a mammogram. In addition, one lucky employee will also win a special Wellness Works gift basket valued at over $100.

“These conveniently scheduled mammograms provide a valuable opportunity for employees to take care of their health while earning 10 points on their 2011 Healthy Lifestyle Tracker,” says William Kreider, vice president of Human Resources for Crozer-Keystone. “We have made sure that all of the Crozer-Keystone Medical Plans administered by AmeriHealth – the CKHS Advantage, Advantage PLUS, Select A, Select B, and CKHS Indemnity Plan – cover the full cost of an annual screening mammogram performed at a  Crozer-Keystone site for women ages 35 and up.”

The American Cancer Society encourages women to receive an annual screening mammogram starting at age 40 and continue for as long as a woman is in good health. Crozer-Keystone recommends the following as part of a complete breast healthcare routine:

  • Women over 40 should get an annual mammogram.
  • Women over 40 should conduct breast self-exams monthly. Women should be aware of the appearance and feel of their breasts and be able to identify any changes.
  • Starting in their 20s, women should receive a clinical breast exam by a physician every three years, and annually after age 40. The physician can be a family doctor, gynecologist or breast specialist.

Scheduling your appointment is easy. Call 1-866-5-CK-XRAY (1-866-525-9729) and identify yourself as a Crozer-Keystone employee. Appointments are available at the following dates and times:

  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center: Tuesday, May 17 from 7:30 to 8 a.m., noon to 12:45 p.m. and 5 to 6:15 p.m.; Friday, May 20 from 7 to 7:45 a.m. and noon to 12:45 p.m.
  • Delaware County Memorial Hospital: Wednesday, May 18 from 7 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday, May 19 from 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Media Medical Plaza: Tuesday, May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Springfield Hospital: Tuesday, May 17 from 7 to 8 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, May 18 from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.; Thursday, May 19 from 7 to 8 a.m. and from noon to 1 p.m. 

All of the Crozer-Keystone Medical Plans administered by AmeriHealth – the CKHS Advantage, Advantage PLUS, Select A, Select B, and CKHS Indemnity Plan - cover 100 percent of an annual screening mammogram performed at one of the Crozer-Keystone sites listed above for women ages 35 and up.

Crozer-Keystone performs more than 22,700 mammograms each year, more than any other health system in Delaware County. Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital have earned accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Crozer, DCMH, Springfield Hospital and Media Medical Imaging all offer digital mammography technology.

This program supports the mission and goals of Wellness Works, which helps Crozer-Keystone employees achieve a healthy lifestyle through health promotion and disease prevention. Employees who participate in these programs may be eligible to receive credit on their Healthy Lifestyle Tracker. For more information about Wellness Works, contact Susan Winkles at (610) 595-6387 or 19-6387.

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