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Safeway gives grant for Mammovan program

Staff Report

The Safeway Foundation recently awarded the Nevada Health Centers Mammovan program with a generous grant.

NVHC’s mission is to make healthcare accessible and convenient for all Nevadans. The Mammovan program does this by offering mammography screenings throughout the state of Nevada using a mobile facility. Thanks to the generosity of the Safeway Foundation, women who would not normally be able to afford a mammogram due to distance from a facility and/or the cost of the screening, can obtain one through this program.

The Mammovan targets women age 40 and over, but also provides services to women under 40 who are referred by a physician. Services are provided to all women regardless of economic status, due to the generosity of benefactors such as the Safeway foundation. The Mammovan has been recently remodeled to further enhance its patient care environment promoting good health and wellness. The renovation included a complete remodel of our interior as well as our exterior. The current Mammovan vehicle has covered 230,000 miles since 2008 and has served approximately 45,000 women statewide. The Mammovan program began operations in 2000, and was

initially made possible by a grant secured by former Congressman John Ensign and former First Lady of Nevada, Dema Guinn. NVHC’s mission is to provide access to quality healthcare services throughout Nevada. NVHC’s most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare and offer sliding fee scale for uninsured patients.

The Mammovan targets women age 40 and over, but also provides services to women under 40 who are referred by a physician. Services are provided to all women regardless of economic status, due to the generosity of benefactors such as the Safeway foundation.

About Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) dedicated to providing access to quality health care throughout Nevada since 1977. NVHC operates more than 15 health centers throughout Nevada, that include two mobile programs, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and the NVHC Mammovan plus a Visiting Nurse Program in Lockwood. General information about Nevada Health Centers is available on the company website at http://www.nvhealthcenters.org