GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Hospital Foundation announced that Linda McMahon has given a $1 million gift through the Vince and Linda McMahon Family Foundation to purchase 3-D mammography machines, the most advanced technology available for early breast cancer detection.
The machines are located at the Greenwich Hospital Breast Center, within the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Greenwich, as well as at the Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Center in Stamford.
“Linda’s generosity has propelled the Breast Center into the next generation of early diagnosis and patient care,” said Greenwich Hospital President and CEO Frank A. Corvino. “Her gift is not just a gift to the hospital, but also to the nearly 18,000 patients we screen annually. We are thrilled to be able to extend our care in such a meaningful way.”
The technology has been shown to increase breast cancer detection by as much as 33 percent and to reduce the need for additional imaging by 10 percent to 20 percent.
McMahon was inspired to make her gift to Greenwich Hospital after learning about the work of the Center and its commitment to patient-centered diagnostics as championed by its medical director, Dr. Barbara A. Ward.
“The Greenwich Hospital Breast Center has set a national standard for early detection, and these machines will increase its ability to support patients in the best possible way,” said McMahon. “My hope is that this new technology, administered by the compassionate experts at Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Greenwich Hospital Campus, will ensure that we are doing all we can to aggressively identify and treat this all-too-prevalent disease.”
For more information, visit www.greenwichhospital.org or call 203-863-3000.