Tuesday 9th August 2022

$100,000 grant will help breast cancer patients at Redlands Community Hospital


Photo by Nikyah Pfeiffer, Redlands Community Hospital

Representatives from Stater Bros. Charities present a $100,000 check to representatives from the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation and Redlands Community Hospital and its Nancy Varner Center for Women’s Health. The donation will support breast cancer services. Also at the presentation are founding members of Inland Women Fighting Cancer. (Photo by Nikyah Pfeiffer, Redlands Community Hospital)

The Nancy Varner Center for Women’s Health at Redlands Community Hospital recently received a $100,000 grant from Stater Bros. Charities to support the acquisition of a MagView health-care information management system for breast cancer patients.

This is the 10th consecutive year that Stater Bros. Charities has supported the hospital with grant funds totaling $100,000 or more, according to a news release. Most of those grants have been used to fund imaging and related technology.

“Through the years, Stater Bros. Charities has developed into a vital partner with Redlands Community Hospital, one that plays an integral role in preserving the health of our neighbors,” James R. Holmes, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer, said in the news release. “We are tremendously grateful for their ongoing support.”

Representatives from Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer presented the donation to Redlands Community Hospital and Redlands Community Hospital Foundation at a ceremony in September.

“We are proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Redlands Community Hospital to ensure cancer patients have access to quality care throughout their journey,” Danielle Oehlman, director of Stater Bros. Charities, said in the news release..

MagView helps clinicians simplify and manage the mammogram patient workflow, helping them to focus on personalized care, according to the news release. It streamlines the collection of patient data, automatically identifies high-risk patients, provides real-time guidance and recommendations, communicates risk information to providers and patients and automates patient follow-up.

Once installed, MagView is expected to enhance the hospital’s ability to notify and educate patients of their high-risk status, inform referring physicians and refer patients for additional radiologic evaluation.

MagView will be implemented at the hospital’s Nancy Varner Center for Women’s Health, a 3,300-square-foot imaging center, which has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. The center offers 3D digital mammography; ultrasonic and stereotactic biopsy; fine needle cyst aspiration; breast, pelvic and general ultrasound; bone density screening; and Savi Scout surgical guidance.

“Stater Bros. Charities’ support over the past decade has been instrumental in ensuring that women receive quality breast and other cancer care right here in our community,” Jan Opdyke, president of the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation, said in the news release. “We truly cherish the relationship of generous giving that has developed between our organizations.”

That relationship began in 2012 when Stater Bros. Charities provided funds that enabled the hospital to purchase a two-dimensional digital mammography system. Since then, funds from Stater Bros. Charities have been designated to purchase a high-definition ultrasound system, a linear accelerator, a 3D mammography system, a Hologic Affirm prone breast biopsy system, a wire-free breast localization system and more.


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