Conway Medical Center receives a $685,000 grant from The Duke Endowment

Conway, SC: Conway Medical Center (CMC) has received a $685,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund a mobile 3D mammography van for three years. This grant will allow CMC to bring cutting edge 3D mammography technology to low-income, uninsured patients throughout Horry County.

Conway Medical Center’s goal is to improve women’s health by offering the opportunity to detect early signs of breast cancer through a mobile 3D mammography unit. Women who live and work in rural areas of Horry County and have limited transportation or access to healthcare services will be able to take advantage of this convenient service.

The mobile 3D mammography program will expand upon Conway Medical Center’s Healthreach program which provides potentially lifesaving screening services to the medically uninsured and underinsured. The Healthreach program is funded by donations to the Conway Medical Center Foundation.

“This grant will allow us to establish a mobile unit to deliver our innovative imaging services directly into underserved communities,” said Bret Barr, President and CEO of Conway Medical Center. “This will build upon the outstanding services already offered at CMC’s Breast Health Center. We are very pleased and thankful for the Duke Endowment grant and know it will help us achieve our goal of increasing access to mammograms all across Horry County.”

Based in Charlotte and established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment is a private foundation that strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits. Since its founding, it has distributed more than $3.6 billion in grants. The Endowment shares a name with Duke University and Duke Energy, but all are separate organizations.

For more information on Conway Medical Center visit our website For more on how to support the Healthreach programs and donate to the Conway Medical Center Foundation, please call (843) 347-8058 or visit our website

Conway Medical Center is defined by its historical ability to consistently meet the healthcare needs of Horry County.  The nonprofit medical center, was established in 1928 as Horry County’s first hospital and has 210 inpatient beds; a 66-bed long-term care facility, Kingston Nursing Center; a 22-bed sub-acute care facility, Medstar; an Outpatient Diagnostic Center and Conway Physicians Group (CPG), a multi-specialty group of 19 physician offices affiliated with the hospital.

The CMC Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1988 as a charitable organization to provide support for Conway Medical Center in its effort to fulfill its mission and goals.  The CMC Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all individuals in the Conway Medical Center service area. The organization develops cooperation between the hospital staff and board, medical staff, the community, and other supporting organizations through educational and promotional activities.