Eight women took advantage of the mobile mammography unit visiting the Culver Academies campus on Friday, April 17. CGA senior Olivia Sever (Newport Beach, Calif.) worked with Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center to bring the mobile unit for her senior service project. The mobile unit spent four hours on campus. A total of 12 slots were available.
“I think this was really a success, especially for the first time this has ever come to Culver,” Sever said. “One woman reached out to me to express her thanks and gratitude, and that was a very rewarding feeling.”
The unit was set up between the Henderson Ice Rink and Steinbrenner Recreation Center. Sever said the unit normally schedules a six-hour visit and 15 appointments. However, since this was the first time, Saint Joseph wanted to try a four-hour slot.
After having the mammogram, Saint Joseph will send the results to each woman’s personal physician, who will proceed from there. The cost of the mammogram will be billed to the individual’s insurance.
“I am hoping that next year a student will bring the mobile mammography unit back for his or her senior service project,” Sever said.