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SMH & MBCHP Host Women's Health Fair

Western Maine Health Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, M. Patricia Cook, RN, MBA, EdD announced today that in cooperation with The Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP), Stephens Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free screening event at the Hospital on Saturday April 4, 2009. 

MBCHP is a non-profit breast and cervical screening program for women in Maine. MBCHP, funded through a cooperative agreement with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides free Mammograms, breast/pelvic exams, and Pap Tests to uninsured and underinsured women ages 40-64 who fall below 250% of the Federal Poverty Line.

Serving the most rural Counties in Maine is often a challenge for this screening program and the focus has recently been put on Oxford County in Western Maine. The local American Cancer Society has provided the MBCHP with a small grant to put together a mammography screening day for the women of Oxford County that would qualify for the program.  The goal of this project is to increase access and awareness about not only this free screening program but also the importance of early detection.

The event at Stephens Memorial Hospital will be held on April 4, 2009 from 9am-2pm, with the hope of screening between 35-40 women that day. As an extra incentive for mammography screening registrants, a raffle of a $200.00 Hannaford Supermarket gift card, a $50.00 gas card, and 3 Curves gym passes will be held at the end of the day.

In addition to the Mammography screenings; blood pressure screenings, self-breast exam education, and personal beauty treatments will be available; as well as Sun Safety Tips with Chriss Hayden, and Diabetes Education with Doreen Adams from the Diabetes Education Department at SMH will be taking place.

Pre-registration for mammograms is required in order so we can accommodate as many women as possible.  Call the number below to register.

If you need any additional information about the event or to register please contact, Alissa Thebarge, at  1-800-350-5180 x4101or e-mail at

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