Dr. Robert Casillas, Vice President and Manager of Battelle's Biomedical Science and Technology Product Line, presented the Madison County Hospital Foundation with another $75,000 gift toward their $300,000 pledge to the hospital's Breast Cancer Initiative. On hand to receive the check on behalf of the Foundation was Mona Flax, Chief Development Officer at MCH.
"Battelle is committed to remaining a great neighbor in Madison County, and this gift is only one more way that we choose to demonstrate that,” Dr. Casillas said, "Our support of the Madison County Hospital and its Battelle Breast Care Center is vitally important to the community and to us.”
The Breast Care Center at Madison County Hospital was recently dedicated as the Battelle Breast Care Center to recognize the generous support from Battelle.
The hospital has made great progress since launching this campaign two years ago. Over half-way to their $2 million dollar campaign goal, the hospital has dramatically improved and expanded breast cancer diagnostic and treatment services in the following ways:
Since launching this campaign, hundreds of women in the community have been educated about the importance of early detection in the fight against cancer. Between March and December 2008, ten local women were diagnosed with breast cancer. Most of them chose to stay in Madison County for their care and are doing very well.
- Opened the newly renovated Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County Hospital
- Expanded mammography hours
- Hired Sue Besinger, RN, to assist patients through the diagnostic and treatment process
- Appointed general surgeon Dr. A. J. Beisler, who initiated and operated a breast care center for the Navy, medical director for our center
- Added technology to provide sentinel node biopsies and breast MRIs, two state-of-the-art diagnostic tools
- Approved adding digital mammography and stereotactic biopsy equipment in 2009
For more information on the Foundation's $2 million breast cancer campaign, please call 740-845-7050.