NEWS: Tribal Health donates $50,000 to Sutter Lakeside Hospital

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

By Morgen Wells

Lake County Tribal Health Consortium celebrated the one year anniversary of its pediatrics and obstetrics clinic by giving back to the community.

Tribal Health donated $50,000 to the Sutter Lakeside Hospital Foundation to support the installation of a General Electric SenoClaire 3D Breast Tomosynthesis mammography unit in SLH’s mammography suite. 

The GE mammography unit leads the industry in cancer detection by taking 3D images of breast tissue, allowing radiologists to see tissue calcification before it spreads, as well as determine when an image is a false positive.

“Having lost my mother to breast cancer a year ago, I personally know the importance of screening and early detection,” said Ernesto Padilla, executive director, Lake County Tribal Health Consortium. “Tribal Health has made it a priority to screen our female patients for breast cancer since Native American women have a higher cancer mortality rate than women of other ethnicities. Read full article here.