Jamestown Regional Medical Center and Central Valley Health are working together to break barriers to women’s health.

JRMC hosts No Excuses, a program that helps provide mammograms and women’s health screenings to women who may not otherwise be able to afford them, each year in November. This year, in conjunction with Running of the Pink on June 2, JRMC will be holding a No Excuses event on June 11-12.

“There’s no excuse for women not to receive a basic screening, as well as their mammogram,” said JRMC Radiology Manager Jason Schaffer. “Our goal is to provide women the opportunity to receive a women’s health screening and mammogram, at no-cost to them, all in one quick visit through the No Excuses program.”

No Excuses is a partnership between Central Valley Health, Women’s Way and Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Together, the organizations work to make it easy for women to access care. Frequent barriers include time, childcare, transportation and finances. In the three years since its inception, No Excuses has helped more than 100 women receive this life-saving screening. Because of No Excuses, these women received services that they otherwise couldn’t afford.

But 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.

For more information on No Excuses, call JRMC at (701) 952-4163. To schedule a mammogram for any other day, call JRMC Mammography at (701) 952-4852.

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