MD Anderson, Memorial Hermann deliver new integrated breast screening and diagnostic programs
MD Anderson News Release 11/20/2014
Memorial Hermann and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have launched operations under their recently formed partnership to offer high-quality, specialized breast screening and diagnostic services at a network of community breast care centers in the greater Houston area.
MD Anderson Breast Care with Memorial Hermann, the joint program announced in August, makes MD Anderson the exclusive provider of professional breast radiology services for five of Memorial Hermann’s 10 breast care centers, located in Memorial City, The Woodlands, Northeast, Southwest and Sugar Land. By expanding access to MD Anderson’s expert imaging, reading and interpretation and research, patients now have the flexibility and convenience of a community location through the expansive Memorial Hermann network.
“Memorial Hermann and MD Anderson share a commitment to provide high quality cancer care to communities across our region,” said Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System. “Our partnership will combine the convenience and advanced technologies of Memorial Hermann’s breast imaging centers with interpretation and consultation from the world renowned cancer expertise of MD Anderson, enabling our institutions to provide patients with unparalleled access to specialized breast imaging services close to home.”
“We’re excited to join with Memorial Hermann, one of the nation’s leading health care organizations, to deliver high quality, collaborative breast care to women across the Houston area,” said MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho, M.D. “Prevention, early detection, risk reduction, education and outreach are key components of our mission. This collaboration allows us to take our screening expertise to more women, who can take comfort in knowing their imaging will be provided by radiologists who have dedicated their careers to caring for patients with cancer.”
The patient-driven breast care centers offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art and diagnostic services including, but not limited to, breast MRIs, biopsies and ultrasounds, as well as 3D and digital mammography with board-certified and dedicated breast specialists.
Over time, the network will expand to Memorial Hermann locations in Katy, Pearland, Pasadena, Upper Kirby and Northwest. In addition, expansion planning is underway for breast care centers in Cypress, South Katy and Spring.