Mercy Health Systems of Northwest Arkansas, Mercy Breast Center
Grant Award Amount: $42,000
Project: Mercy Breast Center: Health and Hope
Address: 3101 SE 14th St, Bentonville, AR 72712
Project Director: Shawnna Grigsby
Services : Provides a nurse navigator to guide women through their breast cancer journey beginning with surgical consult, biopsy, diagnosis & education, surgery, oncology services, reconstruction and into survivorship.
Counties Served: Benton
At Mercy Breast Center we believe education and empowerment are key to a patient's breast health and breast cancer survivorship. Mercy Breast Center's nurse navigator guides approximately eighty newly diagnosed breast cancer patients annually, through the process of diagnosis, surgery, oncology services and survivorship. Breast cancer is a very treatable disease and early detection is the key. Our goal at Mercy is to educate and encourage the community to be vigilant about their breast health by accessing screening mammograms and clinical breast exams and performing breast self awareness exams monthly. Our nurse navigator will work individually with patients and the community at large, to assist in breast health education. A patient with information and education is more likely to be an active participant in their breast health care, therefore increasing screenings and earlier diagnosis which directly correlates with improved prognosis.