Calumet Medical Center now offering "Walk-in Weekdays" for mammogram screenings
Walk-in mammogram appointments available between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays
05 / 18 / 2011
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
CHILTON, Wis.- Calumet Medical Center is now offering "Walk-in Weekdays" for mammogram screening appointments. Women can now have their annual screening mammogram without an appointment, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
According to the American College of Radiologists and American Cancer Society, women ages 40 years and older should have a mammogram done annually and a professional breast exam yearly for breast cancer screening. Women who are at higher than average risk of breast cancer should talk with their health care provider about whether to have a mammogram before age 40 and how often to have them.
For more information, contact Affinity NurseDirect at (800) 362-9900. If you prefer to schedule an appointment, please call (920) 849-3890.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.