New grants will give under- and uninsured Rowan County residents greater access to lifesaving breast health services

Novant Health Imaging Julian Road uses a stereotactic biopsy table to perform a prone 3D stereotactic biopsy to detect breast cancer. Recent breast health grant awards will enable more patients to obtain screening and diagnostic services to reduce late-stage breast cancer diagnoses and mortality in Rowan County.

At Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, the Breast Health Services team has set an institution-wide goal to reduce late-stage breast cancer diagnoses and mortality. Now, the new year has brought them one step closer to that goal, thanks to new donations from several generous organizations.

Pfizer, the Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation and AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management awarded a total of $22,500 in grants to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation, which will fund no-cost mammography screening and diagnostic services for underinsured and uninsured Rowan County residents.

Those services will be available at Novant Health Imaging Julian Road and mobile mammography events throughout the county, where staff will provide screenings, breast health education and diagnostic services to qualified residents.

To learn more, contact Clinical Navigator Kimberly Robinson at 704-210-6908 or