As part of its mission to empower women, the Platteville Quota Club has made a $5,000 five-year pledge to the Southwest Health Foundation.
Earmarked to support the purchase of new 3-D technology for the digital mammography program at Southwest Health, the club’s donation advances women’s health care with the most advanced breast cancer detection tools available.
Southwest Health installed its original digital mammography system in 2002, and has since provided community members with more than 18,000 digital mammograms. The new 3-D system will provide medical professionals with numerous advantages in the early detection of breast cancer, including even clearer three-dimensional images of the breast. The new technology is shown to save lives through earlier detection. The improved images also reduce patients having to return for additional mammograms to clarify exam findings.
The Quota Club has a long history of support for Southwest Health initiatives. A decade ago the Quota Club funded the purchase of an infant hearing system, for example, which has tested the hearing of nearly 1,400 babies born at Southwest Health.
“This commitment from the members of the Platteville Quota Club is one more reminder of how fortunate we are to have many strong and active local service organizations in our area,” said Dan Rohrbach, Southwest Health CEO.
For members of the public interested in supporting digital 3-D mammography at Southwest Health, for tours of facilities or for further information on donating to the Southwest Health Foundation, contact Foundation Director Tammie Richter, 348-2331.