The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Insititute debuted their mobile mammography unit in May of 2009, which is also known as the James. The James Mobile Mammography Program is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
The mobile unit is the first in central Ohio to offer 100 percent digital X-ray capabilities, and travels to area businesses who want to offer mammography screenings to their employees over the age of 40.
Human resources director of Miller’s Textile Services, Vickie Roby, first learned about the James six years ago while attending a regional wellness meeting.
Roby said one of the companies at the meeting she attended mentioned that they were bringing the bus to their site.
“I then contacted James Cancer Mammography unit and was put on a waiting list as their schedule was full,” Roby said. “I was on the waiting list for two years until they had an opening.”
According to Roby, Miller’s Textile Services was able to get onto the James’ schedule in 2011, currently putting them in their fourth year of offering this opportunity to their employees and spouses of employees.
“The purpose of offering this event on site is that it makes it easy for our employees to get their annual mammogram,” Roby said. “It is convenient, does not take much time and is completely confidential.”
For the full story, see the Thursday, March 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.