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Redlands Community Hospital Foundation Receives $120,000 Grant to Improve Cancer Treatment Access

By Nikyah Pfeiffer
Community Writer
2013-07-26 at 08:53:00
Redlands Community Hospital Foundation has received a $120,000 grant from Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer to improve the access to care for cancer patients. A check presentation was held at Redlands Community Hospital (RCH) on Thursday, June 6, in the hospital’s Maternal Child and Surgery Services building. RCH is one of several local organizations that will benefit from the Annual Believe Walk, which will be held in downtown Redlands on Oct. 6 this year. Stater Bros. Charities teamed up with Inland Women Fighting Cancer (IWFC)—an organization created by a coalition of local community leaders Annie Sellas, Cathy Stockton, and Nancy Varner—to raise funds for patients and their families facing cancer within the community. “We’re fortunate to receive this generous grant from Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer to further enhance our cancer programs, including our Women’s Health Imaging Center,” said Zachary Tucker, president of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase a GE Logic 9 Ultrasound Machine, one of the newest and most technically advanced screening tools available. As a complement to the Digital Mammography Machine purchased through last year’s grant from Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer, this unit will allow the Women’s Health Imaging Center clinicians to study particularly dense tissue, such as breast tissue. Patients that have dense breast tissue are advised that the mammogram’s effectiveness in detecting breast cancers may be reduced due to increased breast density and that additional screening tests are available. The new machinery will help support the current cancer services that are provided through the hospital’s Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Department and the Women’s Health Imaging Center. The hospital’s 3,300-square-foot outpatient facility provides women with a warm, compassionate place to have mammograms, breast biopsies, bone density screening exams and other procedures that are easier to endure in a comforting environment. “The purpose of Stater Bros. Charities is to help improve and transform the communities Stater Bros. serves. We are honored to be able to continue to support the cancer-fighting efforts of Redlands Community Hospital by providing philanthropic support for the hospital’s cancer programs,” said Jack H. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Supermarkets. “With our support, the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation, along with other local organizations, will be able to combat some of the most critical needs in the surrounding areas.” Redlands Community Hospital Foundation helps the hospital achieve its mission by raising funds to support infrastructure, clinical services and health promotion programs for the hospital.

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