March 2010

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital held its 15th annual Women’s Health & Wellness Conference on Saturday, March 13, 2010 in the Gettysburg College Student Union Building.

Ability’s Wendy Carter, CFom (Certified Fitter Orthotics and post-Mastectomy) & Director of the Mastectomy Division as well as Janet Schuchart, Ability Gettysburg’s Office Administrator exhibited at the event. “This is a great opportunity to create awareness,” explains Carter, “This year’s theme was: Moovin’ and Groovin’ to Good Health- celebrating the music of the 70’s. Participating in local health and wellness fairs always leads to increased education. By educating others about their post-mastectomy options, we are fulfilling one of Ability’s missions.”

Wendy has seen the demand for post-mastectomy products and services increase across the Hagerstown, Gettysburg, York and Frederick regions. “People just don’t know where to find post-mastectomy breast forms,” says Carter, “We have spent a considerable amount of time marketing our services to both patients and physicians.”

While post-mastectomy forms are available in multiple off-the-shelf sizes, they can also be custom-made using scanner technology, allowing for ideal symmetry and a contoured fit. Most insurance companies reimburse for post-mastectomy breast forms and bras.

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