BATON ROUGE, La. -- After temporarily suspending operations due to COVID-19, Woman’s Hospital is sending its mobile mammography coaches back on the road in June with new guidelines to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
“It’s important that women don’t push back their annual mammogram because cancers caught early have the highest success rates,” said Cynthia Rabalais, executive director of Breast Imaging at Woman’s Hospital. “We have been working tirelessly to put some new processes in place to best protect everyone on our coach.
Appointments are required to receive a mobile mammogram on the coach. Along with extra cleanings between screenings, all patients and employees inside the coach will be required to wear a mask and pass a screening before entering.
Woman’s mobile mammography program increases women’s accessibility to mammograms by bringing screenings to churches, workplaces, grocery stores and community centers in surrounding areas. In 2019, the mobile mammography program provided approximately 4,000 screenings in 22 parishes and detected 23 breast cancers.
The Woman’s Hospital mammography coach schedule for June and July can be found online at www.womans.org/mammography. Women can also contact 225-341-1288 to schedule an appointment at a convenient location.