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RALEIGH, N.C. (October 10, 2023) – WakeMed and Siemens Healthineers, a leading medical device company and imaging innovator, are once again teaming up to bring 3D mammography screenings to the community. Last year, more than 250 women participated in the potentially life-saving screenings.

From Oct. 23 – 27 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Oct. 28 (8 a.m. to noon), and Oct. 29-Nov. 2 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), women over the age of 40 can receive a 3D mammogram at no cost. The screenings will take place in the state-of-the-art Siemens Healthineers mobile digital mammography unit parked at WakeMed’s Raleigh Medical Park located at 23 Sunnybrook Road. The screenings are free and open to uninsured women over the age of 40 who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months. Registration is strongly encouraged.

The mobile mammography partnership with Siemens Healthineers is part of WakeMed’s ongoing commitment to provide the community with greater access to critical breast cancer screenings and diagnostic tools to support early detection and intervention. Cancer disproportionately affects the underserved, underinsured and uninsured. Socioeconomic barriers to vital healthcare needs, like cancer screenings, often result in a late-stage cancer diagnosis.

“Early detection is essential when diagnosing and treating cancer. The earlier we can detect a problem, the better the chances are for both survival and remission,” said Dr. Brian Klausner, a physician and medical director for WakeMed’s Community Population Health program, which works to improve the health of uninsured and homeless patient populations. “The mobile mammography unit allows us to reach populations that have challenges that prevent routine medical tests and cancer screening, potentially saving lives.”

“Siemens Healthineers is proud to work with WakeMed for a second year to offer local women access to our advanced digital mammography technology, which has been specifically designed to help ensure a more comfortable screening experience,” said Felicia Kurtz, senior vice president of Advanced Therapies and executive sponsor for Health Equity and Outreach Activities at Siemens Healthineers North America.

Raleigh Radiology, a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and WakeMed’s imaging partner, will review all scans taken during the mobile mammogram event and consult with WakeMed doctors on any necessary next steps.

This is the second year WakeMed and Siemens Healthineers have partnered to offer mammography screenings to the greater Triangle area.

Registration for screenings is strongly encouraged. To register for a mammogram, visit: https://www.wakemed.org/care-and-services/imaging-services/mobile-mammography-event With questions, or to register via phone, call 919-350-1317.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed is a not-for-profit health care system founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care to all. WakeMed’s 970-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, including three full-service hospitals, seven emergency departments, a dedicated Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Hospital, more than 90 physician offices and Wake County’s only Level I Trauma Center. WakeMed’s mission-driven team includes more than 10,300 employees, 1,400 volunteers and 1,300 affiliated physicians, along with the more than 700 physicians and providers with WakeMed Physician Practices – all representing the best minds and the biggest hearts and the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org or follow WakeMed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Siemens Healthineers AG (listed in Frankfurt, Germany: SHL) pioneers breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere. As a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers and its regional companies are continuously developing their product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will enhance the company’s foundation in in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, in-vivo diagnostics, and innovative cancer care. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality, efficient care. In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, Siemens Healthineers, which has approximately 69,500 employees worldwide, generated revenue of around €21.7 billion and adjusted EBIT of almost €3.7 billion. Further information is available at www.siemens-healthineers.com.

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