Carolyn FortinoOct 13, 2016, 1:02 pmOct 14, 2016, 1:11 pm

Yonkers hospital receives $100K for state-of-the-art breast ultrasound machine

St. John’s Riverside Hospital says new equipment will make all the difference for patients

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St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers has been awarded a $100,000 grant for the purchase of a new ultrasound unit for early detection of breast cancer. Assemblywoman Shelly Mayer presented the check at the hospital Thursday.

Right now, St. John's only has one breast ultrasound machine and Dr. Saghal, a breast cancer surgeon, says this new equipment will make all the difference for her patients.

The grant comes fittingly to St. John's during the month of October -- Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Saghal says the state-of-the-art ultrasound machine will not only allow the hospital to better accommodate patients, but it will also save lives.

In 2016 the State of New York passed a law that ensured insurance coverage of all screenings for the detection of breast cancer so these new screenings will come at no cost to patients.

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