Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott Seeks Support for 3D Mammography Technology

When the Sisters of Mercy opened a hospital in Fort Scott in 1886, they made a commitment to meet the growing healthcare needs of the local and surrounding communities. Mercy continues that commitment 130 years later. With technological advancements in healthcare equipment, our physicians and specialist are able to diagnosis disease, especially cancer, earlier and expedite treatment.

Each year nearly 3,800 women depend on Mercy Hospital Fort Scott for mammograms. Currently, our hospital offers 2D mammograms and it’s time to upgrade to 3D technology so cancer can be detected earlier and ultimately more lives saved.

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About 3D Mammography

Advantages of 3D mammography include:

  • Earlier detection of cancer
  • Higher quality, layered images of breast tissue similar to a CT scan
  • 28% increase in early invasive breast cancer detection
  • 37% reduction in false positive recalls, reduces the number of call backs for more tests or biopsies
  • Improved patient satisfaction
  • Patients get the most-advanced breast cancer screening technology in Fort Scott

You have the opportunity to make a difference through a financial contribution.

The Mercy Health Foundation requests your support in a $125,000 dollar-to-dollar match fundraising campaign to bring the most advanced 3D mammography technology available in Fort Scott. The Foundation will match every dollar raised up to $125,000 for a total of $250,000 to support the 3D Mammography upgrade. All donations to the Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott are tax-deductable and stay within the Fort Scott service area to improve health care for the communities we serve.

The goal is to have the new unit installed and functioning by October so patients can benefit from the upgrade during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Once installed, patients can stay in Fort Scott to get this life-saving screening.