Mam-Mother’s Day: Jo Brant Hosting Mother’s Day Breast Screening Event with Spa Treatment

Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017
Mam-Mother's Day
Mam-Mother's Day, May 13, Breast Screening Event with Spa Treatment

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Burlington, ON: Joseph Brant Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging unit is hosting a special breast screening event entitled, Mam-Mother’s Day, to be held on the Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 13.

The purpose of the event is to promote women’s health and raise awareness of the unique, state-of-the-art Sensory Suite with digital breast screening equipment at Joseph Brant Hospital.

“It’s a chance for women (mothers) to indulge themselves and their health this Mother’s Day” states John Heikoop, Manager, Diagnostic Imaging and Medical Diagnostic Unit.

“On arrival, they’ll be greeted with complimentary flowers, lavish, take-home bath robe and slippers – cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and therapeutic treatment”.

Breast screenings are performed in the hospital’s recently revitalized Sensory Suite.

“It’s truly a unique space. It was designed to reduce the anxieties often associated with mammograms” says, Heikoop. “It features an interactive auditory and visual system with three ambient environments to choose from: Seaside, Garden or Waterfall”.

After screening, participants will receive a Mother’s Day Gift Bag valued at over $50, an entry into a grand prize draw for a regional wine experience, and gift card for a meal at a local restaurant.

Joseph Brant Hospital is a regional partner in the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP), a province-wide initiative coordinating high-quality breast cancer screening.

In 2014, the hospital refreshed their breast screening program with a state-of-the-art Digital Mammography System and above-mentioned Sensory Suite.

“The technology offers stunning attention to detail and image quality, with an impressively low dose of radiation” says Dr. Rawlinson, Chief Radiologist. “It aids in early identification and diagnosis, increasing options for treatment and better outcomes”.

Appointments may be booked with or without a doctor's referral.

“Breast screening is available to all women in Ontario. Women can self-refer through OBSP, if they are 50 years of age or older” says Dr. Rawlinson. “Women younger than 50 years of age, require a physician’s referral”.

To take part in Mam-Mother’s Day, women are asked to book their appointment by calling 905-681-4915. Space is limited to 36 and participants are asked to arrive thirty (30) minutes early to enjoy the full experience.

“Mother's Day recognizes the influence mothers have on us as individuals and on society” says Heikoop. “So often they put the wellbeing of their families above themselves. This Mother’s Day, we’re turning the tables. We’re putting their wellbeing first, and indulging them while we’re at it”.

 

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