Methodist Mobile Mammography Screen Team
You've joined the Methodist Mobile Mammography Screen Team. Now celebrate your involvement and community impact.
Your support is breaking down barriers that prevent uninsured women from receiving mammograms.
As a thank you for your partnership, our Screen Team members receive:
- An exclusive thank you video to post on social media and share internally
- Spotlight recognition at Methodist Hospital Foundation Board meetings
- Sponsor signage at your funded Mobile Mammography visit. (Locations include Charles Drew Health Center, OneWorld Community Health Centers and Latino Center of the Midlands.)
- A keepsake for the office signifying your support of Methodist Mobile Mammography
Need More Information?
Contact RyAnne Elsesser at RyAnne.Elsesser@nmhs.org or (402) 354-5430.
To celebrate your sponsored Mobile Mammography visit, promote your involvement by:
- Bringing treats to the office (i.e. pink-iced cupcakes or cookies)
- Encouraging employees to wear pink
- Sharing information internally about the importance of early breast cancer detection and scheduling yearly mammograms
- Posting messages, pictures and video on social media. We'll help with pictures and will produce a video of your sponsored visit to share.
- First, make sure to “Like” the Methodist Hospital Facebook page.
- When posting on your own page, tag MH in the message by typing @bestcare.
- Example: Early detection is so important in the fight against breast cancer. That's why we joined the Methodist Mobile Mammography Screen Team and are sponsoring mobile mammography screenings today at (location). One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Research estimates regular mammography screenings have resulted in 30 percent fewer deaths from breast cancer. We are proud to partner with @bestcare to ensure more women can receive potentially life-saving mammograms.
- “Follow” the Methodist Hospital’s Twitter page.
- Tweet a message about your company’s partnership with Methodist Mobile Mammography as a member of the Screen Team. Be sure to include MH’s Twitter handle: @MeaningOfCare.
- Example: Early detection is so important in the fight against breast cancer. That's why we joined the Methodist Mobile Mammography Screen Team (@MeaningOfCare) and are sponsoring mobile mammography screenings today at (location).
- Organizing a contest with prizes. Maybe you feature questions about breast cancer/early detection (see fast facts below) or encourage guesses about the size of Methodist Mobile Mammography coach. (It's 38' 11" in overall length, 8' 5" wide and 11' 8" tall. This equates to approximately 7-8 parking spaces.)
Your Screen Team involvement benefits the community, but it's also a great opportunity to raise awareness within your organization about the importance of annual mammograms and early detection.
24 Nebraskans are diagnosed with breast cancer each week.
This year, more Nebraskans will be diagnosed with breast cancer than any other type of cancer. Access to mammograms for early detection and treatment of breast cancer has never been more important.
- Nebraska ranks a low 40th in the nation in the percentage of women 40 and older who report having a mammogram within the past two years. (Only 65% of women in Nebraska 45 and older have had a mammogram in the last two years.)
- The Omaha area has seen a downward trend over the last several years.
- Sections of Douglas and Saunders Counties have been named priority screening access areas due to dramatically higher rates of late-stage breast cancer diagnosis and death due to breast cancer.
Fast Facts | National Breast Cancer Foundation
- In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 48,530 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
- 64% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage (there is no sign that the cancer has spread outside of the breast), for which the 5-year survival rate is 99%.
- 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Although rare, men get breast cancer too. In 2020, an estimated 2,620 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the U.S.
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. It is estimated that in 2020, approximately 30% of all new women cancer diagnoses will be breast cancer.
- There are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
- On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
- Research estimates that regular screenings with mammography have resulted in 30 percent fewer deaths from breast cancer.
The Need | More Access. More Convenience. More Survivors
Time, convenience, cost and transportation are universal barriers that can delay or discourage lifesaving screenings. Methodist Mobile Mammography removes those barriers and makes it easier for busy women of all races, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds to prioritize their own health care.
Tour the Coach
Host the area's first and only 3-D mobile mammography coach!
Now your organization can enhance its wellness program by bringing Methodist Health System’s fully accredited Mobile 3-D Mammography coach directly to your employees.
This convenient, on-site breast screening service encourages busy employees to take the time to be screened and demonstrates corporate commitment to employees’ health.
Mobile mammography is treated as any other 3-D mammogram appointment and is a covered benefit by most insurance companies.