Mammoth Hospital to Purchase New 3D Mammography Technology Thanks to Generous Donations

3D Mammography

In 2018, Mammoth Hospital will be purchasing a 3D Tomosynthesis machine thanks to the outstanding generosity of Rusty Gregory, Mammoth Resorts, the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary, and the Friends of Mammoth Hospital.

On Saturday, January 13th, Rusty Gregory and Tim Dawson hosted an après ski gathering at Nevados to support the Mammoth Hospital Foundation.  The gathering was the first meeting of the “Friends of Mammoth Hospital,” a group of influential locals and second homeowners helping to lay the groundwork for special projects under the Mammoth Hospital Foundation. “This was intended to be a social gathering, to get to know some of these prominent residents and discuss our first major campaign in 2018—purchasing a 3D mammography imaging technology,” says Gary Myers, Mammoth Hospital CEO.  “We expected to work on this campaign for months, but thanks to the outpouring of support from the Friends of Mammoth Hospital, Rusty Gregory, and Mammoth Resorts, we closed the campaign in a matter of minutes!”

Rusty Gregory and Mammoth Resorts had already pledged $50,000 of support toward the new machine. Capturing the spirit of the moment, Rusty, completely unplanned, offered to match any donations made at the event up to an additional $50,000.  “What followed was astounding to witness—in less than three minutes an additional $50,000 was pledged from the Friends of Mammoth Hospital.  I was in awe,” recounts Mammoth Hospital Foundation Coordinator, Talene Shabanian.  With the additional $100,000 pledged by the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary, including funds raised during the Auxiliary’s “Think Pink” Saturdays at the Cast-Off, the Mammoth Hospital Foundation now has enough funds to purchase the 3D Tomosynthesis machine. 

Yuri Parisky, M.D., Medical Imaging Director and Radiologist at Mammoth Hospital was among the donors who spoke at the event illuminating his own mother’s battle with breast cancer and the importance of this new technology. “Tomosynthesis is the latest advancement in the battle against breast cancer.  It captures a three dimensional mammogram, which enhance the ability to detect breast cancer at an even earlier stage, therefore increasing the likelihood of effective intervention and lowering the possibility of a false positive,” explains Parisky.  “We are so appreciative to Rusty, Mammoth Resorts, the Mammoth Auxiliary, and the Friends of Mammoth Hospital for making this project a reality and are so thrilled to offer 3D mammography to the community.”

For more information on the Friends of Mammoth Hospital and how you can get involved, contact Talene Shabanian at (760) 924-4128 or talene.shabanian@mammothhospital.com.

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