(Henderson, Nev.; April 20, 2011) – Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada has awarded two grants totaling nearly $340,000 to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals for its breast health programs.
The R.E.D. Rose (Responsible Early Detection) program, which provides cancer diagnostic screenings and treatment services to women and men 49 years of age and under, has received $300,000 while the Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center of Excellence have received $39,390 for its prosthesis program.
“Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been an incredibly generous supporter of St. Rose breast health services for 11 years,” said Rod Davis, president/CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. “With their assistance, we can continue providing mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, surgical consultations, breast surgeries, financial support and prostheses for under and uninsured women in our community.”
The R.E.D. Rose program began providing screening services in 1999 and currently provides breast cancer diagnostic screenings and treatment services along with support services such as utility, rent and food assistance to those undergoing breast cancer treatment. In the past four years alone, the R.E.D. Rose program has provided 660 clinical breast exams, 420 screening mammograms, 653 diagnostic mammograms, 936 breast ultrasounds, 805 physician follow up exams, 224 surgical consultations, 254 biopsies and 20 cancer diagnoses.