Aurora Health Care Foundation distributes nearly $260,000 to support breast health in Kenosha

April 18, 2013

Kenosha, WI – The Aurora Health Care Foundation distributed nearly $260,000 to purchase a second digital mammography unit at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha. Mammography services are offered six days a week, with nearly 7,000 mammograms performed in 2012.

“We have a strong breast cancer program at our hospital, with excellent radiation therapy, medical oncology and surgical services. High quality and easily accessible breast imaging is a cornerstone of that program. We are grateful and proud that we’re able to enhance mammography services thanks to the generosity of our community members and caregivers,” said radiologist James Toniolo, M.D. at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha.

Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha was the first hospital in the area to offer digital mammograms in 2006. Digital mammography offers a more comfortable testing experience with images that can be reviewed almost immediately. An additional unit was needed to accommodate schedules and ensure that increasing numbers of patients receive this life-saving test in a timely manner.

Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha Women’s Imaging Center is a nationally accredited breast cancer center by the American College of Surgeons for providing women with a multi-disciplinary approach to their breast health.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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