Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center Receives Gift to Establish the Sandra J. Adams Digital Mammography Suite

2/4/2013

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Lexington, Ky.— The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received a generous gift from the RJ Corman Railroad Group to bring digital mammography services to Saint Joseph Jessamine.  This gift was made in honor of Rick Corman’s sister Sandy, and will create the Sandra J. Adams Digital Mammography Suite at Saint Joseph Jessamine.  Corman is the founder of the RJ Corman Railroad Group.

“Rick Corman is a true philanthropist and this gift will save lives,” said Barry A. Stumbo, president of Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “Kentucky is estimated to have more than 3,000 invasive breast cancer cases diagnosed this year. Digital mammography will impact our patients and their families in Jessamine and surrounding counties in a big way.  This beautiful suite named in Sandy’s honor will contain state-of the-art mammography equipment and will be operated with our physicians and staff in partnership from the Saint Joseph Breast Center and is expected to open this spring.”

The new equipment should be in place in March and planning is currently underway for a formal ribbon cutting and grand opening in April.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer found in women. Mammograms are the preferred diagnostic test to find breast cancer in its early stages and digital mammography is a critical tool in this early detection. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine determined that digital mammograms were superior to film mammograms for women under 50 years of age, women with dense breasts and women who have not yet gone through menopause, or who have been in menopause less than one year. 

Digital mammograms are stored electronically and can be analyzed by computers as well as by radiologists. They also take more views of each breast than traditional film mammograms and use approximately less radiation.

RJ Corman and the The RJ Corman Railroad Group is the largest philanthropic supporter in Saint Joseph history and provided the funds to establish and build Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center in 2009. RJ Corman Railroad Group has provided the highest quality service to the railroad industry for more than three decades. In addition, train enthusiasts are served by RJ Corman’s elegant My Old Kentucky Dinner Train in Bardstown.

About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, a part of KentuckyOne Health, primary purpose is to raise and administer funds to support the Core Values and mission of Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center.  One of the Foundation’s goals is to bridge the gap between medicine and compassion.  The Foundation is always looking for ways to assist those in need.  We are, however, funded solely by the generous contributions of those wishing to assist our efforts.  For more information, please call 859.313.1705 or www.saintjosephfoundation.org.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 3,100 licensed beds.


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