NEWS: Sutter Lakeside Hospital partners with Tribal Health to Provide Mammograms

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

For three hours the day before Halloween, any American Indian woman who got a mammogram at Sutter Lakeside Hospital could enjoy a peaceful retreat in the hospital conference room. 

There, a full spread of hot cider, coffee, French toast bread pudding, roasted vegetable frittata, pumpkin hummus, pasta salad, and fruit and cheese awaited, catered by Rosey Martin.

“Native women often don’t think to get mammograms,” said Esperanza Briones, a community health representative for Lake County Tribal Health Consortium and member of the Pomo community. “We want to pamper them after they get their mammograms. We remind them they have to take care of themselves before they can care for others; a woman today told me this was her first mammogram in five years because she hadn’t thought to get one in that long.”

Tribal Health scheduled seventeen mammograms and provided transportation for women who needed it. read full article...