Survive 2 Thrive Project Improving Lung Cancer Screening in the Mississippi Delta

3.15.2018


The Survive 2 Thrive Project has propelled Greenwood Leflore Hospital into the forefront of lung cancer screening/care for the Mississippi Delta.

Through the project’s funds, Greenwood Leflore Hospital has obtained a 12 passenger van to provide transportation for our patients, most of whom are in dire need of affordable transportation for proper access to care.
The project funded the purchase of a data software tracking program, Nurse Nav. Oncology, which allows us to track our patients and pull data in a most efficient manner.

The hospital has:

  • purchased new screening equipment for Low-Dose cancer screening for lung cancer.
  • purchased a Linear Accelerator for our Radiation Oncologist.
  • hired two pulmonologists.
  • implemented $99.00 low-dose lung cancer screening for the general public.

Survive 2 Thrive has made contact with 135 total patients. Two of the screening patients received a cancer diagnosis due to the screening process, and others are under monitoring for potential issues.