Taking time off work is often a barrier to care, especially for women charged with both professional and domestic duties.

That’s why Jamestown Regional Medical Center is offering a special Saturday No Excuses event.

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“We know how hard it is for women to make time for themselves,” said Trisha Jungels, chief nursing officer. “By offering this special Saturday of No Excuses, we can reduce more barriers to care.”

Since 2015, Central Valley Health and JRMC have collaborated to reduce barriers for women’s health. In that time, more than 100 women have received 3D mammograms and preventative services they otherwise wouldn’t have due to time, finances, transportation or lack of insurance coverage.

The program, called No Excuses, is funded through the generosity R.M. Stoudt’s Running of the Pink participants. In the 12 years of ROP, R.M. Stoudt has raised more than $100,000 for women’s care in this community.

In any given year, 30 percent of women over 40 in Stutsman County are not up to date on their mammograms. Last year, about 50 women participated in No Excuses. JRMC performs about 2,000 mammograms per year.

No Excuses isn’t just for women who can’t afford it. Busy moms, grandmothers and professionals are also worthy candidates.

“If you’ve never had a mammogram, or it’s been a long time, you are definitely the woman we are looking for,” said Robin Iszler, registered nurse and unit administrator at Central Valley Health.

This year, No Excuses is set for:

For more information on No Excuses, call JRMC at (701) 952-5348. To schedule a mammogram for any other day, call JRMC Mammography at (701) 952-4852.

 

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