Audubon Park Elementary School Brings Mobile Mammography Unit to Campus

Mammogram Unit1On Monday, October 12th, the Women’s Center for Radiology parked their mobile mammogram unit on the campus of Audubon Park Elementary School. The first of its kind in Central Florida, the mobile unit is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and is capable of performing both screening and diagnostic 3D mammograms and breast ultrasound exams. The Principal of Audubon Park Elementary, Anna Ferratusco, and teacher, Christy Elder, requested the mobile mammogram unit to honor of a 17-year veteran teacher of Audubon, Evelyn Monet, who passed away from breast cancer last school year. Evelyn’s husband, Robert, visited the school to see the mobile mammography unit in his wife’s honor.

The mobile unit was booked solid during the hours of 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. The appointments were offered first to teachers, faulty and other staff, then to parents and members of the surrounding community. Community members were notified of the appointments in the local community paper. In total, fifteen women were able to make appointments for mammograms including nine Audubon Park staff members. The remaining appointments went to parents and community members. Each appointment took approximately ten minutes to process required insurance paperwork and fifteen minutes for the mammogram.

Mammogram Unit2Vicki Belmont, Director of the Women’s Center for Radiology, stopped by the mobile unit and reflected, “That’s what it’s all about. Screening saves lives. We’re so busy taking care of everybody else, we don’t take care of ourselves.”

Audubon Park Elementary is also participating in Pink Out Winter Park, and has created a team to walk in the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 31st.  If you are interested in scheduling the mobile mammogram unit at your school or place of worship, business or community event, please click here or call the Mobile Unit Coordinator at (407) 581-0870.

3 replies
  1. Connie Gilliard
    Connie Gilliard says:

    Does the moble mamo bus go to the Ronald Blockard Educational Leadership Center, Orange County Public Schools? And when is the next date? Thank you and have a great day!

    • Melodie Griffin
      Melodie Griffin says:

      OCPS Employee Wellness has scheduled the mobile mammography coach from Florida Hospital for the Wellness Expo at Orlando Tech (next door to the RBELC) on Oct. 14. The coach will be there from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that day. Screening mammograms will be available by appointment for OCPS employees covered by one of the three Cigna medical plans. Please watch for details in upcoming emails and issues of the Benefits Bulletin. In addition, OCPS Employee Wellness schedules the mobile mammography coach to be at the four Transportation compounds every spring.

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