STATE FUNDS SECURED BY SENATOR LAVALLE HELP MATHER HOSPITAL PURCHASE ULTRASOUND BRACHYTHERAPY UNIT

(l-r) Kenneth A. Jacoppi, Esq., Chairman of the Board, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Senator Ken LaValle, Dr. Edward Glenn, Radiology/Nuclear Medicine, and Kenneth Roberts, President, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital


 


            Senator Kenneth P. LaValle recently visited John T. Mather Memorial Hospital to see the newest ultrasound Brachytherapy unit.  The Senator was able to secure $125,000 in state funding to help the hospital purchase the unit.  Brachytherapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat localized prostate cancer.  The ultrasound is a new method of treatment that allows for more consistent radiation coverage of cancer-bearing regions, while sparing adjacent normal tissue from excessive radiation.