U-M Health to roll out new mobile mammography unit in coming weeks
Soon, there will be an exciting addition to U-M Health’s ambulatory care services, focused on increasing access to cancer care and screening closer to home, and improving Michigan Medicine’s community presence to reduce health inequities.
Starting in February at the Ypsilanti Health Center, the organization will be offering on-site mammography screening services through a new mobile mammography unit.
This new mobile unit and its capabilities to screen and detect presence of breast cancer is the result of work by many different teams, including a refreshed view and analysis of community health needs. The Michigan Medicine Anti-Racism Oversight Committee was a key influencer leading up to this new service in the Ypsilanti area.
“This new unit shows that we are intentional about building bridges and connecting communities,” said Tony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer for U-M Health.
Denton recently joined The Wrap employee podcast for an in-depth conversation about the new unit and why it is so important for both the organization and the communities it will serve.
Check it out via the YouTube video above or media player below!