Now Offering Radiology
Froedtert & MCW Brings Imaging Services to Lisbon Avenue Health Center
An investment of nearly $700,000 in equipment and services by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network has enabled Progressive Community Health Centers to offer imaging services at its Lisbon Avenue Health Center for the first time.
The health center, located at 3522 West Lisbon Avenue, now has an imaging services suite that includes a screening mammography system, an ultrasound system, a digital X-ray system and computer workstations. In addition to equipment, the Froedtert & MCW donation includes a two-year grant to support imaging operations, according to Cathy Buck, president of Froedtert Hospital. Froedtert radiology technicians staff the new suite and images are read by MCW radiologists.
“Imaging, and mammography in particular, is essential to providing a full complement of health care services in the communities we serve and helps reduce health disparities in our city,” said Buck. “Research shows that people who live in medically underserved areas suffer disproportionately from cancer compared to other populations. Making this improvement possible is a natural next step in our continuing support of Progressive Community Health Centers, and completes a commitment we made when the Lisbon Avenue Health Center opened two years ago.”
Jenni Sevenich, chief executive officer of Progressive Community Health Centers, said “People deserve access to high-quality, comprehensive health care services no matter where they live. “We know African-American women have higher incidence of advanced breast cancers, and access to preventive care is part of the problem. Having mammography right here in the neighborhood increases the likelihood that women will get screened and receive timely care if a problem is found.”
The Lisbon Avenue Health Center began providing imaging services to patients in late March. Between 3,000 and 4,300 people annually are expected to visit the health center for imaging services in the first two years of operation.
In 2012, Froedtert Health pledged $2 million to help expand Lisbon Avenue Health Center. The new facility opened in February 2015, replacing a smaller, outdated building and bringing Washington Park area residents greater access to primary and specialty care, women’s health services, dental care, behavioral health and laboratory services. The health center serves about 11,500 patients annually.
Services are located on lower level at the Lisbon Avenue Health Center and include X-ray and mammography. To learn more about scheduling a radiology appointment, please call (414) 882-2037.