Redlands Community Hospital Purchases Advanced 3D Breast Cancer Diagnostic
Equipment for its Women’s Health Imaging Center
REDLANDS, CA – October 4, 2017 - To improve access to advanced 3D breast cancer diagnostic equipment
for local patients, Stater Bros. Charities and the Inland Women Fighting
Cancer (IWFC) have awarded a $150,000 grant to the Redlands Community
The donation was made possible through the funds raised from the 2016 Believe
Walk. Peter Van Helden, CEO of Stater Bros., Nancy Varner and Annie Sellas,
founders of the IWFC attended the check presentation at the Redlands Community
Hospital Women’s Imaging Center last week.
Each year, Stater Bros. Charities, a non-profit that supports the critical
needs in the communities Stater Bros. Markets serves, teams up with IWFC
to host the Believe Walk. The event is a community-based effort that attracts
more than 10,000 participants to raise funds for cancer treatment and
support services for Inland Empire communities.
“The hospital’s Women’s Health Imaging Center completes
an estimated 5,800 mammograms annually, nearly 400 breast biopsies and
unfortunately one-third of the results are positive for cancer,”
said Jan Opdyke, president of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation.
“Through this generous gift from Stater Bros. Charities and IWFC,
the hospital will purchase the Affirm, a new system that allows radiologists
to precisely and quickly target suspicious areas during an outpatient
The new system, which will enable an angled biopsy approach that facilitates
unobstructed views of lesions, will permit mammographers to more quickly,
easily and accurately evaluate suspicious mammographic findings.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 252,000 new cases of breast
cancer will be diagnosed in women during 2017, resulting in more than
40,000 deaths. Many of those deaths might have been prevented with earlier
detection and diagnosis.
“No one is ever prepared for a cancer diagnoses,” said Jim
Holmes, president and CEO at Redlands Community Hospital. “We’re
extremely thankful for Stater Bros. Charities dedication to help our hospital
provide patients with the latest technology that offers early cancer dedication,
resulting in improved outcomes and more lives saved.”
Redlands Community Hospital’s Women’s Health Imaging Center
is a 3,300 square-foot facility that provides women with mammograms, breast
biopsies, bone density screening exams and other procedures. The center
provides no-cost health education for women and allows patients to receive
all necessary imaging services in one location. To learn more about the
Redlands Community Hospital Foundation, visit: www.redlandshospital.org/foundation
or call: (909) 335-5565.
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About the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation:
Redlands Community Hospital Foundation supports Redlands Community Hospital
which is an independent not-for-profit, stand-alone hospital.
About Stater Bros. Charities:
Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports
critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and
work. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless
local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children’s
well-being, education, health, and help for our nation’s veterans
and active service members. Funds are raised throughout the year from
generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater
Bros. Supermarket Family. For more information visit: