Local hospital receives donation to fund cancer detection device

Daily Reporter staff reports

GREENFIELD — Hancock Regional Hospital recently received a $100,000 donation from the Todd and Erin Green Foundation and Novelty Inc., to help fund the purchase of new technology to help detect breast cancer.

As a result of the donation, the James T. Anderson MD Center for Women’s Health at the hospital, 801 N. State St., will soon offer 3-D mammography scans. The new equipment will produce more thorough images of breast tissue to allow radiologists to identify individual breast structure.

In a news release, Lisa Wood, director of diagnostic imaging at the hospital, said the new equipment will help detect breast cancer earlier than was previously possible at the facility.

“We are so grateful to Novelty Inc., for their generous donation, and we are excited to offer the latest in imaging technology for women in this community,” Wood said in the release.

Todd Green is the founding owner of Novelty Inc., a Greenfield-based product development company.

Todd and Erin Green were both born at Hancock Regional Hospital and are graduates of New Palestine High School.

For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call the Center for Women’s Health at 317-468-6265.