As you’ve all heard by now, Peninsula Hospital Center will be closing its doors shortly. I have been a mammography tech at Peninsula for the past twenty years, and I want to take this opportunity to thank all “my” ladies and gentlemen for being so loyal over the years.
In all our time together, we’ve certainly become friends, sharing snippets of each others’ lives. We’ve seen each other through life’s ups and downs, laughter, and a few tears. I will sincerely miss each and every one of you. You are the reason I went to work every day, and the reason I happily remained there for so long.
I want to remind you all to be vigilant, and continue your yearly mammograms. Remember to call and pick up your last mammo films, so your new facility will know what’s normal for you (since we’re all different), and can compare them to your films next year. As for my friends without insurance, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-4-CANCER to find out where you can have your mammo at little or no cost. And, at the risk of channeling Bob Hope, thanks for the memories. I will never forget you.
PATTI MURRAY, RT