HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division and Solis Mammography, a specialized provider of mammography and screenings services, will open two new mammography centers at HCA-affiliated hospitals Clear Lake Regional Medical Center (CLRMC) and Mainland Medical Center (MMC) on March 15.
The Solis Mammography center at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will offer a full range of services, featuring breast screening and diagnostic 3-D mammography, computer-aided detection, breast ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound-guided biopsy and bone density scanning, in an environment designed to promote patient relaxation and peace of mind. The Solis Mammography center at Mainland Medical Center will upgrade to 3-D mammography in late May, and will provide bone density scanning in the existing Breast Care Center, managed and operated by Solis Mammography.
“Solis Mammography and HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division share a common goal to provide high-quality, patient-focused care to women in the greater Houston area,” said Troy Villarreal, HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division president. “Together we will bring a heightened breast health focus to the communities we serve, as well as the peace of mind that comes from having an exceptional experience.”
HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division and Solis Mammography have a joint venture agreement to make breast health screening and diagnostic services more accessible and convenient across the greater Houston region. The collaboration will result in more than 20 local centers by the end of 2018. The two southeast Houston area centers are the eighth and ninth locations. The partnership kicked off with three existing centers in Northwest Houston, Katy and Sugar Land, and the opening of the new Solis Mammography center at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in October 2017.
“We know that 3-D mammography increases early detection by 54 percent and decreases recall rates by 34 percent,” said Dr. Stephen Rose, Solis Mammography’s chief medical officer. “Our commitment to clinical excellence is designed to protect, improve, and treat the breast health of Houston women.” Dr. Rose, considered to be one of the leading experts in 3-D mammography, is also the founder and president of Rose Imaging Specialists, the nation’s largest group of breast imaging specialists, which is based in Houston.
These new mammography centers will provide Houston-area women greater access to upgraded technology, researched-based clinical protocols, convenient locations, and an enhanced center experience, including:
- Seamless continuum of care through HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast facilities, if treatment is needed beyond screening and diagnostic imaging;
- Exceptional clinical accuracy that comes from a dedicated focus on breast specialization (a practice shown to dramatically increase the accuracy of a mammogram);
- The most advanced technology available, including 3-D mammography, scheduling software, and data management;
- Welcoming breast imaging centers with patient-centered decor, music, artwork and aesthetics;
- Improved patient conveniences, like ease of access, free and optional valet parking, tablet registration, complimentary Wi-Fi, the ability to book appointments through real-time, 24/7 access to online scheduling (SolisMammo.com), and quick turnaround time in the center – typically less than 30 to 40 minutes. The centers also offer fast, exceptionally accurate results by email within 24-48 hours of the visit.
“Solis Mammography began in Texas over 30 years ago, and we’re excited to expand our partnership with HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division to the Houston area. Our mission is to provide an exceptional experience with exceptionally accurate results,” said James Polfreman, CEO and president of Solis Mammography. “Through this quality-focused, patient-centric collaboration, we’ll bring unparalleled, breast-dedicated care to local communities across the greater Houston area.”
Solis Mammography at Mainland Medical Center is located at 6807 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite 308 Texas City, TX 77591 and may be reached at 409-938-5554 or online at https://www.solismammo.com/texas/mainland.
Solis Mammography at Clear Lake/Webster, a department of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is located at 400 Medical Center Boulevard., Suite 100 Webster, TX 77598 and may be reached at 281-526-6840 or online at https://www.solismammo.com/texas/clearlake.
About HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division and Clear Lake Regional Medical Center (CLRMC) and Mainland Medical Center, a campus of CLRMC
HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 17 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, 10 freestanding emergency centers, and a regional transfer center. For more information, visit HCAGulfCoast.com.
U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, a full-service hospital in Webster, as one of the top hospitals in the Houston area. For more information, visit clearlakermc.com. Mainland Medical Center in Texas City is a campus of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and has been an integral part of Galveston County for more than 60 years. To learn more about Mainland, visit mainlandmedical.com.
About Solis Mammography
With more than 32 years in breast screening, Solis Mammography is a specialized health care provider focused on delivering patients an exceptional experience and exceptionally accurate results in mammography and screening services. Headquartered in Addison, Texas, Solis Mammography operates 45 centers across six major markets – North Texas; Houston; Phoenix; Columbus, Ohio; Greensboro, North Carolina; and, through its affiliated brand Washington Radiology, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The company operates both wholly-owned centers and multiple successful joint ventures with hospital partners. Serving more than 700,000 patients each year, both Solis Mammography and Washington Radiology offer dedicated experts in breast screening and diagnostic mammography (2-D and 3-D), breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound-guided biopsy. In addition, Washington Radiology offers a full range of diagnostic services including general ultrasound, general biopsy, X-ray, MRI and CT screening. For more information, visit SolisMammo.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
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