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Published on October 27, 2011

Crozer-Keystone to Raise Breast Health Awareness Throughout October

Crozer-Keystone Health System has planned a range of activities in October, which is Breast Health Awareness Month, to raise awareness and provide education about the breast cancer and how it can be prevented and treated.

  • Throughout the month: Pink lights will illuminate Crozer-Keystone hospitals throughout the month.
  • Throughout the month: Mammography sign-ups for employees will be held at the following locations and times: DCMH, Oct. 7 and Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria; Springfield, Oct. 4 and Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside of Café Carl; Taylor, Oct. 11 and Oct. 25,  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., cafeteria.
  • Oct. 3: Think Pink Day: All Crozer-Keystone employees are encouraged to wear pink.
  • Oct. 3: Lunch and Learn educational program, “Breast Health/Genetics,” in Meeting Room A at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, noon to 1 p.m. Speakers: Thomas Matulewski, M.D., medical director of the Center for Breast Health at DCMH.
  • Oct. 5: Lunch and Learn educational program, “Breast Health and the Role of the Breast Navigator,” in the Terrace Room at the Crozer Regional Cancer Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, noon to 1 p.m. Speakers: Mary Rooney, R.N., B.S.N., OCN, breast nurse navigator, and Mary Lou Patton, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.S.S.O., F.C.C.M., breast surgeon physician liaison for the American College of Surgeons for Crozer. Lunch will be served.
  • Oct. 6: Educational program, “Genetics and the Role of the Breast Navigator,” on the basketball court at the HealthplexÒ Sports Club. Light dinner will be provided. Registration and dinner at 5:30 p.m., program from 6 to 8 p.m. Speakers: Mary Rooney, R.N., B.S.N., OCN; Virginia Speare, Ph.D., Crozer-Keystone geneticist; and Carol Tanzio, CRNP, Center for Breast Health at DCMH.
  • Oct. 7: Informational tables about breast health and cancer prevention will be available in public areas at CKHS hospitals from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Oct. 12: Lunch and Learn educational program, “Breast Health” in the Lower Level Conference Room at Springfield Hospital, noon to 1 p.m. Speaker: Mary Lou Patton, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.S.S.O., F.C.C.M.
  • Oct. 17: Lunch and Learn educational program, “Breast Health,” in Conference Rooms A and B at Taylor Hospital, noon to 1 p.m.  Speaker: TBA.
  • Oct. 18: Educational program, “Genetics and the Role of the Breast Navigator,” in the Community Room at Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake. Light dinner will be provided. Registration and dinner at 5:30 p.m., program from 6 to 8 p.m. Speakers: Mary Rooney and Virginia Speare, Ph.D., geneticist. Speakers: Mary Rooney and Virginia Speare, Ph.D.

In addition to these events, Crozer-Keystone will partner with Strath Haven High School. St. Charles Church, Upper Darby High School, Lower Merion High School, Garnet Valley High School and the Marple-Newtown Soccer Association to provide breast awareness information and activities at sporting events throughout the month.

All programs are open to Crozer-Keystone employees as well as the community. Pre-registration is necessary. For more information or to register for “Lunch and Learn’ events, contact Healthline Services at (610) 284-8158 (12-8158). For more information or to register for “Dining at Dusk” events, contact 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258).

Contact Us

Crozer-Keystone Health System

Grant Gegwich, Vice President

Phone: 610-447-6316
Fax: 610-447-2015
Pager: 610-604-1728

Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Kate Stier, Director

Phone: 610-447-6314
Fax: 610-447-2015
Pager: 610-541-3130

Community Hospital
Kate Stier,  Director

Phone: 610-447-6314
Fax: 610-447-2015
Pager: 610-541-3130

Springfield Hospital
Kate Stier,  Director

Phone: 610-447-6314
Fax: 610-447-2015
Pager: 610-541-3130

Healthplex Sports Club
Kate Stier, Director

Phone: 610-447-6314
Fax: 610-447-2015
Pager: 610-541-3130

Delaware County Memorial Hospital

Mary Wascavage
Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Phone: 610-284-8619
Fax: 610-284-8606
Pager: 610-318-0861

Taylor Hospital

Mary Wascavage, Director

Phone: 610-284-8619
Fax: 610-284-8606
Pager: 610-318-0861