Recently, St. Vincent Evansville Foundation received a $54, 993.00 grant award at Susan G. Komen Evansville’s annual awards ceremony. Sheila Hauck, Director of Oncology Services, Palliative Care, and Professional Practice at St. Vincent Evansville accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation. Thank you to Susan G. Komen Evansville for the award which is currently being used by our Sharing the Vision Program to screen, diagnose and treat individuals for breast cancer throughout the communities we serve.
Komen funding in action:
St. Vincent Evansville’s Sharing the Vision Program had a 46-year old patient attend one of our mobile mammography screenings. She came to us as a screening patient with no insurance or current physician. After her initial screening mammogram, it was recommended by our radiologist that she come back for additional testing. When we called her to let her know this, she stated that she did not have a doctor to see to get an order for the additional testing. We were able to get her scheduled with one of our Nurse Practitioners, Amy Lowe, and in for her additional testing the same day to keep her from making multiple trips. She was very appreciative that we were not only able to get her in to be seen but that she was able to get everything done and get her results in one day. All of these services were covered free of charge to the patient through the generous support of Susan G. Komen Evansville.