Atlantic Medical Imaging has been named as a finalist in the 2015 NJ BIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program. AMI was recognized in the Women’s Health and Wellness Hero category for their exceptional commitment and contribution to women’s health through their Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van.
“We are very proud to have earned this prestigious recognition,” said Dr. Robert M. Glassberg, president and CEO of AMI. “Under the leadership of Dr. Peggy Avagliano, our head of Women’s Imaging, we continue to be deeply committed to women’s health initiatives in general and the AMI Foundation Screening Mammography Program in particular.”
The van offers life-saving screening mammograms to women throughout southern and central New Jersey. In the first year of operation by AMI, 660 women were screened on the Mobile Digital Mammography Van during 176 site visits. Three hundred and two of those screenings (54%) were done free of charge to uninsured women. One hundred and five of those women (16%) had never been screened before and 198 (30%) had not been screened in two or more years.
The van is funded through a grant from the Susan G. Komen, as well as funding from the RNS Cancer and Heart Fund, the Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association and the AMI Foundation.
The Healthcare Heroes awards program honors individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in New Jersey. Finalists were selected in 10 categories: Education Hero-Individual, Education Hero-Organization, Healthcare Professional of the Year, Hospital of the Year, Innovation Hero, Nurse of the Year, Physician of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Women’s Health and Wellness Hero, and Workplace Wellness Hero.
For more information about the NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program please visit www.njbiz.com/healthcareheroes.
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