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HRH Foundation Receives $517,863 Grant

September 09, 2013

HRH Offering 3D/Tomo Digital Mammography

Women in eastern Montana will benefit from new, state-of-the-art mammography equipment, which is possible through a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation in Miles City $517,863 to upgrade its mammography services to the latest high-tech diagnostic imaging and breast cancer detection equipment available. The grant has been used to purchase a state-of-the-art, full-field 3D digital mammography unit with tomosynthesis, replace workstations, and upgrade the mammography room and patient care area.

“This is an incredible gift for our organization and the people we serve,” said Paul Lewis, Holy Rosary Healthcare CEO. “This means patients can get the best cancer detection possible without leaving the region.”

Holy Rosary has recently replaced its CR mammography equipment with full-field digital mammography equipment, which provides clearer images and promotes earlier detection. Additional funding has been secured by the Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation and Holy Rosary Healthcare to upgrade the new digital mammography technology to include tomosynthesis, the most advanced breast health imaging technology, allowing 3D imaging and providing stereotactic biopsy capability in-house. Eastern Montana women will have local access to the gold standard in breast health detection and that abnormalities or cancer in the breast may be detected sooner.

“Breast cancer has become the most common non-skin cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the nation,” said Annette Ban, Diagnostic Imaging Manager. “The digital technology will ensure that our patients are receiving the highest level of diagnostic services available for early detection and treatment.”

Appointments are available now for the new 3D/Tomo digital mammograms by calling (406) 233.2673.

The Rural Healthcare Program of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust began awarding grants in 2009. The Helmsley Trust has awarded more than $183 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in the region through the Rural Healthcare Program.

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, established in 1999, supports a diverse range of organizations with a major focus on health and medical research, human services, education, and conservation.

To date, the Trust has announced more than $924 million in grants to charitable organizations since 2008.

The Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization partnering with donors  to enhance health care services and solutions in eastern Montana.