Why We Need 3D Mammogram in Boundary County

Due to technological advances in the field of mammography, Boundary Community Hospital (BCH) needs to upgrade/replace their current mammography equipment with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3-D Mammogram) equipment at an estimated cost of $300,000 so that the citizens of Boundary County have access to the best possible breast exams to detect invasive breast cancers as early as possible. The cost of the equipment cannot be passed on to the patients who will use it due to insurance coverage/charge limitations, therefore the entire cost of the equipment must be raised from grants, endowments and donations. As a county-owned community hospital, funds received from the county to support the hospital are used for facility maintenance and operations. No funds are set aside to replace equipment; therefore, replacement costs must come from other sources.

Donations to the Forget Me Not 3D Mammogram Capital Campaign can be made through Fry Healthcare Foundation the 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to collecting and dispersing funds, goods, and services to meet the ongoing needs of Boundary Community Hospital and Extended Care Facility.

Not only do we want to improve the technology, but also increase awareness of the importance of regular screenings. We want to improve the chance of catching breast cancer early so that we can save lives.

According to County Health Rankings 2019 Report
Percentage of female Medicare enrollees ages 65-74 that received an annual mammography screening:
Boundary County: 23%*
Overall in Idaho: 39%
Top US Performers: 49%
Bonner County: 30%
Kootenai County: 40%
*Worst Ranking in Idaho

Honor RollDonor Recognition

All contributors to this capital campaign will be registered in the Fry Healthcare Foundation Honor Roll Book. Gifts of more than $250 will be recognized with a special plaque on the Fry Healthcare Foundation donor wall displayed in the Outpatient Services lobby of Boundary Community Hospital.

Donations can be a one-time gift, an endowment, or an annual cumulative gift pledged to purchase the mammogram equipment.

Donors to the Capital Campaign will be recognized with a special plaque in the Mammogram Exam Room.  Major Donors (over $50,000) will received special recognition by Fry Healthcare Foundation at Boundary Community Hospital.

FRIEND: Gifts up to $249.
SPONSOR: $250 to $999.
PILLAR: $1,000 to $4,999.
BENEFACTOR: $5,000 to $24,999.
Donors can choose to list their donation in their name or in memory or honor of someone.

Donate via credit card online using the above link or send your checks payable to Fry Healthcare Foundation, 6640 Kaniksu Street, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.  Be sure to note that the donation is for the 3D Mammogram equipment.