Bonnie's Bus - Mobile Mammography Program
Bonnie's Bus serving the women of WV
Since  2009, Bonnie's Bus has provided more than 4300 breast cancer screening mammograms in West Virginia. Read More

Bonnie's Bus is a mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia, offering  breast cancer screening in a comfortable, convenient environment.  In 2012, Bonnie’s Bus provided mammograms in 104 screening days to 1693 West Virginia women. A gift from Jo and Ben Statler, the Bus serves women who have private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, and uninsured women who are participants in the WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening program. With funding from grants and donations, mammograms are provided for women without coverage, so that no woman over the age of 40 is ever turned away; age 40 is the recommended age to begin screeningmammograms. Bonnie’s Bus works in close partnership with the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) which provides screening services to uninsured or underinsured  women whose income, by federal guidelines, is at or below  200% of the national poverty level.

Bonnie’s Bus was created in honor of Bonnie Wells Wilson the mother of Jo Statler, who succumbed to breast cancer in a remote area of the state with no access to screening mammography. Bonnie's Bus has a mission to provide breast cancer screening services to women in West Virginia, especially those in rural parts of the state with limited or no access to screening mammography.

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 The mission of Bonnie’s Bus is important to the women of our State. It provides a much needed service to provide breast cancer screening to women who do not have access to other facilities. Access to health care is complex phenomenon that goes beyond geography and includes health literacy, insurance, and cultural influences.
Mission: To ensure access to state-of-the-art breast cancer and other screenings for West Virginia Women
Vision: Improved health of all West Virginia women through strong partnerships with communities and health care providers
Values: We value quality, innovation, teamwork, service to communities, accountability, and commitment as the foundation of our patient care, education, and research programs.
 
The Mission, Vision, and Values for the Bonnie’s Bus Program guide our activities throughout the year. Bonnie’s Bus clinical services are provided in collaboration with MBRCC’s “Betty Puskar Breast Care Center.” The Bus is equipped with an accredited state-of-the-art digital mammography unit, ensuring that the screening test result is the most precise mammogram image available.
A unique characteristic about Bonnie’s Bus is that services are patient and community centered. Bonnie’s Bus patients are referred back to their referring provider to arrange for further care as close to home as possible.  Nearly 12% of the mammograms performed on Bonnie’s Bus are first time mammograms. To date there have been at least 8 women diagnosed with breast cancer who were initially screened on Bonnie’s Bus.
We seek funding through foundations, corporate and other grants to help defray the cost of mammograms for women with no coverage and for other operating expenses. The total annual expenses for the Bonnie’s Bus Program for 2012 totaled $556,018. If you wish to make a donation to Bonnie's Bus please go to the "Make a Gift" tab at the top of this page.