Teaming up with Memorial Hermann
MD Anderson and Memorial Hermann Health System are bringing a new level of breast screening and diagnostic services to Memorial Hermann’s community breast care centers.
Starting in late November, MD Anderson will become the exclusive provider of breast radiology services for five of Memorial Hermann’s 10 breast care centers — those in Memorial City, The Woodlands, Sugar Land and Northeast and Southwest Houston.
In the next year, the network will expand to Memorial Hermann’s breast care centers in Katy, Pearland, Pasadena, Upper Kirby and Northwest Houston. The collaboration may eventually expand to Cypress, South Katy and Spring.
In Memorial Hermann facilities, supported by Memorial Hermann equipment and staff, MD Anderson breast radiologists will interpret diagnostic images, perform biopsies and consult with patients and physicians.
“Prevention, early detection, risk reduction, education and outreach are key components of our mission,” says MD Anderson President Ron DePinho, M.D. “This collaboration allows us to offer our screening expertise to a greater number of women. They can take comfort in knowing their imaging will be provided by radiologists who have dedicated their careers to caring for patients with cancer.”
Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, says the partnership will give patients the flexibility and convenience of staying close to home while receiving the highest level of care.
“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.”