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October appointments now available

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (September 25, 2019) – Premier Health’s new mobile mammogram vehicle has hit the road in Southwest Ohio, offering an upgraded space for women to receive traditional and advanced mammography services.

Premier Health has been making it easier for busy women to get their annual screening mammogram since 2015 when it launched its mobile mammography coach that travels to businesses and public venues like schools, churches and events throughout southwest Ohio. After logging tens of thousands of miles over nearly four years, however, the coach was showing its age.

The new 40-foot long coach, which is operated by Atrium Medical Center, is larger than its predecessor, offering a more comfortable and upscale reception area, enhanced security features, and an awning to provide shade at community and private events.

Equipped with advanced imaging equipment, the new coach continues to offer traditional 2D and Genius™ 3D Mammography™ technology to detect breast cancer. It also still offers private dressing rooms and an all-female staff.

“Patients will experience the same quality, technology, and comfort that’s available at Premier Health’s breast centers when getting a mammogram in the mobile coach,” said Rhonda Seidenschmidt, MBA, R.T. (R)(M), vice president of operations, at Atrium Medical Center.

Premier Health was the first in Dayton to offer 3-D mammography at its breast centers, and is the only Dayton-based health system to offer mobile mammography.

The new mobile mammography vehicle was made possible by generous donors to the Atrium Medical Center Foundation.

Up to 30 percent of women age 40 and older in Southwest Ohio currently are not getting mammograms, according to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Southwest Ohio Affiliate.

Getting a mammogram in the mobile coach is easy and convenient. Women make an appointment and visit the easy-to-access coach at a location near them. No doctor’s order is needed for a screening mammogram for women age 40 and older. Images are reviewed by board-certified radiologists from Atrium Medical Center.

“Early detection can save lives when it comes to a breast cancer diagnosis. But for many women, the cancer is not discovered or treated because of limited access,” said Seidenschmidt. “The mobile mammography coach allows us to bring breast screenings to more people, making it more likely to help patients catch the disease early.”

Since its launch in September 2015, the mobile mammography service has conducted more than 6,000 screening mammograms at locations throughout Greater Cincinnati and Dayton.

Financial assistance is available for patients who are underinsured or do not have medical insurance.

Premier Health’s new mobile mammography coach is now open for appointments on the following dates and times in October:

  • Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bark-tober Fest, Franklin Township Community Park, 4049 State Route 122, Franklin
  • Oct. 6, 10 am. to 2 p.m. at Engage City Church Pink Out-Pack Out, 5400 Chambersburg Road, Dayton
  • Oct. 10, noon to 5 p.m. at Envoy Mortgage, 7681 Tylers Place Blvd., West Chester Twp.
  • Oct. 14, 2 to 7 p.m. at Up and Running: Women and Breast Health, 6123 Far Hills Ave., Dayton
  • Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilmington Municipal Building, 69 N. South St., Wilmington
  • Oct. 20, noon to 5 p.m. at Get Air Huber Heights, 6020 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights
  • Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stillwater Family Care, 471 Marker Road, Versailles
  • Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sam’s Club, 6955 Miller Lane, Dayton
  • Oct. 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Girdwood Orthodontics, 600 Columbus Ave., Lebanon

Women can schedule their mammogram on the mobile coach by calling (844) 453-4199. More information about the process and coach locations is available at premierhealth.com/mammo.

Premier Health welcomes partnerships with area businesses and event organizers to bring the new mobile mammography coach to their locations in the community. For more information, please call (513) 705-4794 or visit premierhealth.com/mammo.

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