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Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Free Mammograms

November 10, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Appointments are limited and must be made by Wednesday, November 30. Pre-registration is required.

Women, age 40 and over, should have a screening mammogram every year, according to the American Cancer Society. Early detection is vital in the successful treatment of breast cancer.

“Given that we know early detection is a key component to more favorable outcomes for women diagnosed with breast cancer, we’re proud to offer this service to those in our community,” says Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center Manager, Penny Lynch.

Appointments include a clinical breast exam and mammography. Additionally, breast health education and training will be provided. The event is open to women without health insurance. Participants must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram within the past year. Participants under the age of 40 who are deemed high risk will also be accepted. Participating physicians include Howard M. Karpoff, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Gnanamba Varuni Kondagunta, M.D.

For more information and to register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center

Located at the Orange Regional Medical Center Pavilion, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is designed with the convenience of patients in mind. The Center provides a comprehensive breast care program with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and services, together with clinicians who are experts in their field – centralized in one convenient location.

The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Additionally, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center has been granted a prestigious three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. As a NQMBC Certified Participant, the Ray W. Moody M.D. Breast Center is currently the only certified participant in Orange County and only one of four in New York State. This distinguished honor represents a commitment to provide the highest quality breast healthcare to patients in the community. The NQMBC program identifies quality care measures, provides immediate access to information and allows breast centers to compare their performance with other centers across the United States.

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