Grand River receives $32K for breast cancer care |

Grand River receives $32K for breast cancer care

Grand River Health recently received a $32,000 grant from Komen Colorado. From left to right are: Scott Stermer, diagnostic imaging director; Tabatha Harless, mammography coordinator: and Keisha Farber, mammographer.
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Grand River Hospital District received $32,000 in grant funding from Susan G. Komen Colorado to provide breast cancer screenings, diagnostic tests and, if diagnosed, treatment services in Garfield County.

At Grand River Hospital, the grant from Komen will support Grand River Health breast health program an initiative to provide breast care for patients whom are uninsured or underinsured in the Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties. The program will involve providing a continuum of care ranging from routine annual screenings, to diagnostic imaging, to infusion and radiation therapy.

Thanks to the grants provided through Susan G. Komen Colorado, we will be able to provide top quality care through the entire process while relieving the financial stress associated with it.

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, and Komen Colorado is one of more than 100 affiliates on the front lines dedicated to ending breast cancer in their communities. Komen affiliates fund innovative breast health programs that provide vitally needed breast cancer screening, medical supplies, financial assistance (including insurance co-pays), as well as patient and family support.

Komen Colorado received applications requesting $2 million to fund projects in 22 counties to provide education about breast cancer risk and recommended screening guidelines, navigation into local breast health providers, clinical breast exams, mammograms, diagnostic procedures, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Grand River Hospital is one of 18 organizations that will receive a portion of the $1 million Komen Colorado has invested in local breast health projects in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld and Yuma counties from April 1 through March 2017.

About Grand River Hospital

Grand River Health serves western Garfield County in an effort to improve the health and well-being of local communities. Grand River operates Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, E. Dene Moore Care Center, Battlement Mesa Medical Clinic, Grand River Health and Safety Center in Parachute and Grand River Student Health centers in Rifle and Parachute. Grand River’s focus is on offering meaningful clinical, community outreach, and exceptional, local health care. For more information, please visit

About Susan G. Komen and Komen Colorado

Denver-based Susan G. Komen Colorado has invested more than $42 million into 100 plus Colorado-based nonprofit health clinics, hospitals and community-based organizations to provide life-saving breast cancer care to those in need in 22 counties. Komen Colorado’s local investments have provided Coloradans with more than: 29,700 clinical breast exams; 47,500 mammograms; 19,300 diagnostic tests diagnosing 540 breast cancers; and 1,800 treatment services (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation).

In addition, the organization has raised nearly $15.2 million for ground-breaking research to understand risk-factors for the disease, treatment protocols, how the disease metastasizes, and evidence-based interventions to increase survivorship. Learn more at

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