SOURCE: Holy Family Medical Center

September 21, 2011 18:05 ET

Holy Family Medical Center and Avon Extend "Wednesdays are for Women" Campaign

"Wednesdays are for Women" Offers Free Hand Massages and Avon Products to Women Who Come In on Any Wednesday in September or October for a Mammogram

DES PLAINES, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Every Wednesday in September and October, women will have a spa experience when they arrive for their mammogram at Holy Family Medical Center's Women's Imaging Center (WIC).

Avon-Morton Grove and Holy Family Medical Center are joining forces to offer "Wednesdays are for Women" in September and October to bring women in for their screening mammograms. On Wednesdays, free hand massages and Avon products will be given to women who come in for a mammogram. Together the two organizations hope to make a local impact on breast health by encouraging women to have their annual mammogram.

"We are very excited about partnering with Avon to bring more women in for a screening mammogram," said Pam Bell, VP Professional Services, Holy Family Medical Center. "Holy Family and Avon are both dedicated to making 'Wednesdays are for Women' a great experience."

The Women's Imaging Center provides advanced diagnostic services for breast and bone health in a convenient setting. A nurse navigator coordinates care for patients, dedicated on-site board-certified radiologists, prompt results and follow-up information for patients, and the latest technology-all digital mammography with CAD (Computer-Aided Detection), Ultrasound Guided and Stereotactic Core Breast Biopsies, and Bone Mineral Density tests.

"As the company for women and the largest corporate supporter of the breast cancer cause, Avon is proud to support the Women's Imaging Center's efforts to encourage area women to get their mammograms," said Tom Klein, General Manager, Avon.

Call 847-813-3273 to schedule an appointment for Wednesdays in September and October or anytime.

Founded in 1961, Holy Family Medical Center (HFMC) is a faith-based Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) in Illinois, and the only such hospital in the Northwest Chicago land area. Holy Family operates 105 LTACH beds and specializes in providing care for patients who are critically ill with complex conditions and must be hospitalized for an extended period of time. HFMC is the only specialty hospital campus in Illinois with comprehensive outpatient services including: same-day surgery, G.I. lab, medical imaging, Women's Imaging Center, Wound Healing Center, sleep disorder treatment, a Pain Center, cardiology, and physical, occupational and speech therapies, and the Keys to Recovery substance abuse treatment program. For more information: http://holyfamilymedicalcenter.reshealth.org/sub_hfmc/default.cfm

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