FROM CENTEGRA HEALTH SYSTEM:
McHENRY — Recognizing the importance of early detection, Centegra Health System’s nationally recognized breast health program continues to sponsor Mammo Monday events throughout McHenry County during the months of June and July.
Women are encouraged to attend a Mammo Monday event on their own or bring their daughters, sisters and friends to a special, private setting to take control of their breast and bone health. Offerings include screening mammograms, bone density screenings, free expert bra fittings and light snacks.
Earning full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), Centegra’s breast program meets the most rigorous standards, demonstrating Centegra’s proactive commitment to providing the best possible care, treatment options and support to patients.
Mammo Mondays are also part of Centegra’s Pearls for Wellness program. Women who participate in select health and wellness programs will be rewarded with a genuine cultured freshwater pearl from Dalzell Jewelers and Centegra Health System to begin building a keepsake necklace. Women can go online to centegra.org/pearl to sign up for the program and see a complete list of qualifying health and wellness services.
Upcoming Mammo Mondays will be offered at the following locations and times:
• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 4 at Centegra Gavers Breast Center
• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 11 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry
• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 18 at Centegra Health Center-Huntley
• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 25 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 2 at Centegra Gavers Breast Center
• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 9 at Centegra Hospital-McHenry
• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 16 at Centegra Health Center-Huntley
• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 23 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
At Centegra, a mammogram is more than just a screening. It is a caring experience leaving women wondering why they did not make their mammogram appointment sooner. Centegra offers four convenient, high-tech imaging suites in Crystal Lake, Huntley, McHenry or Woodstock, so a mammogram experience is always close to home. Centegra also provides mammograms in a relaxing atmosphere with the latest state-of-the-art digital mammography, a MammoPad for extra physical comfort and caring Associates dedicated to making every mammogram experience focused on each individual.
The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms for women 40 and older to maintain breast health and as a proven way to detect breast cancer in its earliest stage. Centegra is committed to maintaining the health and wellness of women in the community and celebrates the commitment women make to breast health.
Quick 30-minute appointments are easy to schedule and are recommended. Walk-ins are welcome at Centegra Health Center–Huntley and Centegra Gavers Breast Center–Crystal Lake. Physician orders are needed for a mammogram screening and a bone density exam. Patients should bring a physician order to the appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 815-334-5566 or visit centegra.org/mammo for more details. Financial assistance is also available.
Centegra Health System and the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation partner year-round to raise awareness of the importance of early cancer detection. The Get Checked! program provides information on lifestyle changes and guidelines for routine screenings that can make a big difference in one’s life. The Gavers Cancer Resource Library is also featured at Centegra Sage Cancer Center in McHenry and offers touch-screen computers and a library inventory of books, journals and booklets. Information in the library is available in English and Spanish.
Centegra Hospital–McHenry is recognized as having one of a few cancer programs in the state to receive the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Additionally, all the Centegra Sage Cancer Center nurses are oncology certified.