Wayne Memorial offers Extended Hours for Screening Mammograms in October
Each Tuesday and Thursday evening in October, Wayne Memorial Hospital will host its annual “Girls’ Night Out” as a part of their Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities. This event’s purpose is to encourage women to get their annual mammograms. During “Girls’ Night Out,” women can schedule screening mammograms as late as 7:30 p.m. at Wayne Memorial. The dates of this year’s event are: October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29.
Patients will experience the benefits of undergoing a 3D Mammogram using the latest in breast cancer screening advances by Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams. Radiology Director John McCullough states, “Later hours offer more women in our community more time to get this important screening mammogram completed. “ As a breast cancer survivor, Becky Phillips knows first-hand how crucial regular, on-time mammograms are. Phillips, who also happens to be the hospital’s Medical Records Director, says, “If caught early, breast cancer is treatable and beatable.”
Key points to know for Girls’ Night Out include:
- Mammograms must be ordered by a physician.All patients must present physician orders at the appointment before the procedure. Normal insurance/payment procedures apply.
- All participants must have a scheduled appointment. Mammograms need to be scheduled through the WMH Centralized Scheduling Department at (912) 530-3197, (912) 530-3272 or (912) 530-3230 after receiving a physician’s order. Unfortunately, walk-ins cannot be accepted.
- Only screening mammograms will be performed during the event.All mammograms scheduled between the hours of 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in October are for screening purposes only. No prior issues or diagnostic mammograms will be performed during the “Girls’ Night Out” event.
- Masks will be required to be worn while in the hospital.Anyone who has tested positive, is awaiting results and/or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 will need to follow CDC guidelines and disclose this information to the scheduling department beforehand.