TO:                 Executive Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices

FROM:           Denny Darrow, Vice President for Human Resources

DATE:           May 31, 2017

SUBJECT:    2017 Center for Healthy Living spring mammography program

Mammogram screenings are an important, preventive screening and Purdue University wants to ensure its benefits-eligible employees have an opportunity to have these screenings done. Purdue’s screening rates for mammograms has increased from 39 percent in 2014 to 61 percent and 64 percent in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Purdue strives to be best in class in all areas and our population health benchmark for mammograms is a best-in-class percentage of 79 percent.

In an effort to increase screening rates, along with awareness, Purdue is partnering with the Center for Healthy Living and Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Breast Center to provide convenient access to preventive (non-diagnostic) mammogram screenings. We are offering the program through the Center for Healthy Living to reduce any barriers to obtaining a preventive mammography screening.

Benefits-eligible employees at the West Lafayette campus and their covered spouses are eligible to register for mammography screenings (priority will be given to those who have not had a screening in two years or more). Screenings will take place at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Breast Center, located at 3920 St. Francis Way, Suite 215, Lafayette, during the following days and times:

     Monday, June 12: 7 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.  

     Tuesday, June 13: 7 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.

     Wednesday, June 14: 7 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.

Purdue will offer up to 90 minutes of paid time off for employees who wish to take advantage of the screening sessions.   

Employees or covered spouses can register for an appointment by calling Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health at 765-423-6170 (option 2) by June 9. Registrants will be screened to ensure they are appropriate candidates. No individual participant information will be shared with Purdue.

More information, including FAQs and a guide for supervisors, is available on the Center for Healthy Living’s website. Additional communication will be shared via Purdue Today, emails and postcards.  

If you have questions about the mammography program, please contact Human Resources at 49-42222 or via email at