HOLLAND, Mich. - Holland Hospital is one of seven organizations to receive a $15,000 community grant from Susan G. Komen Michigan.

The grant will continue to support the hospital's Breast Care Fund and allow women who qualify access to life-saving services, free of charge. 

“This fund helps remove the financial barriers that deter some women from seeking necessary and important breast care services," said Colleen Perdok, Holland Hospital Fund Development Coordinator. “The Breast Care Fund is made possible through generous donations and grants.”

The Breast Care Fund helps cover the cost of mammograms, diagnostic imaging and pathology services for patients with little to no insurance.

Since it was established in 2014, the Breast Care Fund has provided 266 screening mammograms, 151 diagnostic mammograms and it has provided 212 follow-up services. The Fund has served 326 women.

“Early detection is the best opportunity to treat breast cancer and reduce the risk of recurrence,” said Dr. Susan Ervine, Radiologist and Holland Hospital Comprehensive Breast Services Medical Director. “It is our mission to continue to share information about the Breast Care Fund with women across West Michigan in hopes of helping save the lives of many more,” she added.

The awards help meet the most critical needs in a community, including projects that provide breast cancer screenings, diagnostic and treatment services and support.

For more information about Holland Hospital's Breast Care Fund, visit https://www.hollandhospital.org/hh/breast-care-fund.aspx.

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