Project Homeless Connect

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 the Providence Imaging Center Mobile Mammogram van will be participating in Project Homeless Connect, an important community event organized by the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness.

Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event, held at the Egan Center at 555  5th Avenue on January 24th. The mission of this project is to provide housing, service, and hospitality resources in a convenient one-stop model, to people experiencing homelessness right now in our community. It is a way to bring service providers, government agencies, and the general community together to address a problem that affects all of us.

As a member of the Providence Alaska family, we are committed to providing compassionate service to our community – especially the poor and vulnerable.

You can help the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness reach their goal of ending homelessness in Anchorage, rather than just managing it, through a tax-deductible donation on their website, or through the Pick-Click-Give program.



Congrats to Robin Tyson!

I want to take the opportunity to congratulate Robin Tyson on being nominated for The Fireweed Award.  She was nominated by providing remarkable, compassionate patient care and customer service.  Per the patient: “Robin went above and beyond to be very sweet and caring. She was very professional and you can tell she enjoys taking care of people and helping those around her”.  Robin is the first PIC employee to be nominated and should be congratulated by all.

Thank you for all of your hard work, Robin!

~ Chad Hicks, MRI Supervisor

Doctors Aren’t Using Genetic Testing

In our continuing focus this month on breast cancer awareness, we are sharing this article from Stanford Magazine:

Doctors Aren’t Using Genetic Testing to Inform Breast Cancer Treatment

And too many women are having life-altering surgery.

When Angelina Jolie wrote a 2013 op-ed piece for the New York Times telling of her decision to have her breasts removed to reduce her high risk for cancer, it brought the conversation about preventive mastectomy into the mainstream. Read full article.

By Melinda Sacks

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer: About 12 percent of women in the general population will develop breast cancer sometime during their lives. By contrast, according to the most recent estimates, 55 to 65 percent of women who inherit a harmful BRCA1 mutation and around 45 percent of women who inherit a harmful BRCA2 mutation will develop breast cancer by age 70 years.”

Click the infographic below for more important information on this topic.

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Support PIC’s Heart Walk Team

The Providence Imaging Center LIFE Matters Heart Walk team raised $600 during the September 23rd Heart Walk. There’s still time to support heart health in Alaska! Donations can be made through the month of October. Please visit the Providence Imaging Center LIFE Matters page and donate what you can today!

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