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Published on December 23, 2011

Breast Health Teams Thank Komen for Grants

In 2011, the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation recently awarded both Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital a $100,000 grant to help the health system’s fight against breast cancer. Members of the breast health teams at Crozer and DCMH recently gathered to recognize and thank Komen for those grants.

The grants are used to help meet the needs of the uninsured and under-insured residents of the Delaware County area. These services include screening mammograms, clinical breast exams, instruction in breast self-exam, and outreach programs and educational sessions for the community. Crozer-Keystone has partnered with Komen’s Philadelphia affiliate since 2002, receiving more than $1 million in grants during that time frame.

The hospitals of Crozer-Keystone Health System serve as on-site registration locations for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (the region’s largest 5K run or fitness walk benefiting breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment) and annually have more than 300 participants from across the health system at the event.

The cancer centers at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital are accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Both are affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center through the Fox Chase Crozer-Keystone Cancer Partnership. 

At Crozer, from left to right: Mary Rooney, R.N., B.S.N., OCN, breast nurse navigator; Marie DeStefano, administrative director of Oncology for Crozer-Keystone; Mary Lou Patton, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.S.S.O., F.C.C.M., breast surgeon and physician liaison for the American College of Surgeons for Crozer; C. Amy Wilson, M.D., director of Breast Imaging at Crozer.

At DCMH, from left to right: Marc Vala, M.D., pathologist; Deborah Markiewicz, M.D., radiation oncologist; Barbara Morley, HealthyWoman and Susan G. Komen grant coordinator; Thomas Matulewski, M.D., medical director of the Center for Breast Health; Mary Denshaw-Burke, M.D., medical oncologist; Helen Leibowitz, M.D., radiologist; and Alicia McCann, R.N., breast nurse navigator.

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