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UH Portage Medical Center receives $1 million for new Breast Health Center

The funding will be used for various equipment upgrades.

PORTAGE COUNTY, Ohio — Editor's Note: The above video is from a previous story related to University Hospitals and breast health.

A brand new breast health center is coming to Portage County.

On Tuesday, University Hospitals (UH) Portage Medical Center received $1 million to establish the new facility, which will provide "improved comprehensive breast care to patients in Portage and surrounding counties," a news release said.

“We look forward to establishing the UH Portage Breast Health Center to provide specialized care to our patients,” said Bill Benoit, MOT, MBA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, UH South Market, in a news release.

UH credits Congressman Tim Ryan, whose 13th District includes Portage County, for the project.

“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I am proud to help provide this important funding for UH Portage Medical Center as they work to advance the care and treatment of men and women across the state of Ohio,” said Congressman Ryan in the news release. “While we have made great progress in treating breast cancer, it remains the second-leading cause of death among women. It is more important than ever that we ensure every patient receives quality health care and access to the best available technology. I commend UH for their leadership in establishing the UH Portage Breast Health Center—the impact of which will be felt across Northeast Ohio.”

The funding will be used for various equipment upgrades, including:

  • An additional 3-D mammography unit
  • Two ultrasound units for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Enhancements to technology and patient comfort for the current mammography unit
  • Surgical equipment for breast procedures

UH said additional funding is needed for renovations. If you would like to make a donation toward the project, click HERE.

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