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Eastern Sierra News for June 24, 2024





For the ninth year in a row, Mammoth Hospital has received a $10,000 grant from the Vons Foundation to fund $10 mammograms for low-income residents in Mammoth Lakes and its surrounding communities.

This recurring donation allows Mammoth Hospital to offer $10 mammograms to over 40 patients per year and diagnose about six early-stage cancers annually. By catching cancer in this stage, a patient’s chance of survival rises exponentially. Many women in this small community might go without lifesaving screenings were it not for the generosity of the Albertsons Companies and Vons Foundations.

Mammography Team From left: Denise Morrow, Sandy Graves, Christy Driehaus, and Dr. Yuri Parisky

Yuri Parisky, M.D., Medical Imaging Director at Mammoth Hospital, expressed his gratitude for this annual gift. “The impact of this award from Vons/Albertsons on the health of this community is profound. It supports offering state-of-the-art Digital 3-D Mammography to our entire community, regardless of ability to pay! Our mammography numbers are up, detection of early curable breast cancer remains stable, far better than national averages, and the overall health of women in Mono County is positively impacted.”

Mammoth Hospital also contributes to this fund each year in order to serve all patients who need it, and encourages community members to donate to support its work. To lend your support to the Mammography Fund serving residents of Mono County, contact Sarah Rea, Grants Coordinator, at [email protected].