Breast Center at Providence marks 10 years of assisting uninsured southern Oregon women

July 18, 2013

For countless uninsured women in southern Oregon, screening mammograms are a luxury trumped by necessities of life. For 10 years, Providence has provided a charitable mammography fund so that the cost of a screening does not put a stop to important preventive care.

Since 2003 hundreds of women have benefited from the Sister Therese Kohles Fund, which was established by Providence Community Health Foundation. The fund, offered through the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at Providence Medford Medical Center, provides uninsured women with
       • Screening mammograms, including technical reading
       • Additional diagnostic mammograms, when needed
       • Ultrasounds and follow ups, when needed

The fund, which was named in honor of Sister Therese Kohles for her many years of service to the people of southern Oregon, has helped more than 650 women. The Sister Therese Kohles Fund is 100 percent supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses in southern Oregon, such as The Human Bean. In addition, the 4th annual Tee It Up to Battle Breast Cancer golf tournament scheduled on Saturday, July 20 at the Rogue Valley Country Club will help raise money for the fund. This year’s tournament slots sold out early thanks to the caring southern Oregon community. Last year’s tournament raised $20,000 to help uninsured women obtain preventive mammogram care.

For more information or to apply for financial assistance through the fund, please call the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at 541-732-6101.