Stew Leonard's Offering Free Mammograms for Associates
Stew Leonard’s has teamed up with Stamford Hospital Mobile Mammography for the second straight year to provide free on-site mammograms for the grocer’s employees. Slated to be offered at Stew Leonard’s Newington, Danbury and Norwalk, Conn., locations on Sept. 22, 23, and 24, respectively, the program is open to female associates and women covered by the company’s health care plan through their husbands.
“As part of Stew Leonard's commitment to preventive health care, we are encouraging our Team Members to take advantage of this great opportunity and get screened for breast cancer,” urged Stew Leonard’s director of safety and wellness Walter Watson. “No one knows what causes breast cancer or how to prevent it. We do know that if breast cancer is detected and treated early, you have a better chance of surviving it. Here at Stew Leonard’s, we’re making health care a priority.”
Associates at each store will report to the Stamford Hospital mobile wellness coach for their scheduled appointments. Mammogram technicians will take the images, which will then be reviewed by a radiologist at the not-for-profit hospital, which serves Connecticut’s Fairfield County and the surrounding region. A letter containing the results will be sent to each employee seen. In case follow-up is necessary, the associates’ doctors will be notified and the images will be sent to them. Employees at the Stew Leonard’s store in Yonkers, N.Y., are also able to make appointments at any of the three locations.
In addition to on-site mammograms, Stew Leonard’s preventive health care efforts include on-site cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, flu shots and physicals during the year, as well as associate discounts on weight-loss programs, smoking cessation aids, and fitness center memberships.