SOURCE: St. Charles Country Club

St. Charles Country Club

October 15, 2010 15:50 ET

St. Charles Country Club Donates Magnification Localization Paddle to the Delnor Center for Breast Health

In Tough Economic Times, Seventy Members of Suburban Club Give Back to Their Community

ST. CHARLES, IL--(Marketwire - October 15, 2010) -  At a time when budgets are being cut, costs scrutinized and improvements deferred, members of the St. Charles Country Club recently banded together to bring accuracy improving technology to their local community women's health center. 

In a golf and tennis outing this summer, St. Charles Country Club members Christine Kluck, Sue Dugan, Sara Woods and Mary Lisa Vale organized 70+ members to help buy a Magnification Localization Paddle Kit for the Delnor Center for Breast Health. The Magnification Localization Paddle is a device which provides greater visual accuracy, clarity and detail during localization of suspicious lesions or calcifications in the breast. As a result, patients may have less tissue removed, heal quicker and have improved accuracy for a more positive outcome, both physically and mentally.

According to Teri Koehn, Manager of the Women's Imaging at the Delnor Center for Breast Health, "It is both humbling and refreshing to have members of the community participate in the purchase of equipment for us and our patients. The efforts of the women at the St. Charles Country Club will have a big impact on the high level of care we provide to our patients, particularly at a time when costs are rising and spending heavily scrutinized." 

The Delnor Center for Breast Health located in Geneva, Illinois, promotes breast wellness by providing excellence in screening and diagnostic services for the Fox Valley community. The Center, which specializes in women's needs, performs five-to-six breast localizations each week. The new Magnification Localization Paddle Kit, already in operation, is being used by radiologists and technicians for improved accuracy. 

Additionally, through the highly successful efforts of the St. Charles Country Club's fund raising initiative, the Center was able to purchase 150 issues of the Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook, by Judy C. Kneece, RN, OCN which it will distribute to breast cancer patients. The handbook provides comprehensive insights on the technical and medical aspects of treatments and the emotional challenges faced by women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

Organizer Christine Kluck says, "Working with co-members of the St. Charles Country Club, its staff and the Delnor Center for Breast Health has been a most rewarding and personally satisfying experience. The women of the Club were eager to join the effort to assure all the women in our Fox Valley community have local access to advanced imaging technology that can help them avoid painful biopsies, uncomfortable recoveries and the emotional stress of waiting for results."

About St. Charles Country Club

The St. Charles Country Club, located in west-suburban Chicago, is a perfect retreat for those seeking camaraderie, competition, relaxation, family fun and a high level of personal service. Founded in 1924, the Club is nestled on 270 acres in the scenic Fox River Valley. Its original golf course, which has been periodically updated and expanded, was designed by world-renowned Tom Bendelow. In addition to the unique and challenging Quarry Course, members enjoy the amenities of a 34,000 square-foot Clubhouse, two swimming pools, a Tennis Center, day camp, full-swing driving range, expansive putting greens and world-class banquet facilities. The St. Charles Country Club and its membership are dedicated to being active and involved neighbors through their participation in and support of programs and activities that benefit their community. 

About Delnor Center for Breast Health

The Center for Breast Health promotes breast wellness by providing excellence in screening and diagnostic services for the Fox Valley community. The Center for Breast Health staff is dedicated to providing prompt, private, personal and compassionate care in an atmosphere that has been designed for women. It offers an exceptional team of skilled mammography and ultrasound technicians, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons and nurses. Delnor also has an active clinical trial program. The Center for Breast Health is located at 351 Delnor Drive, Suite 201, on the Delnor hospital campus. To schedule an appointment, call (630) 762-6400.

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