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    Memorial Joins Forces With Solis Mammography to Expand Access to Women’s Breast Health Services in South Florida

    Memorial Healthcare System has joined forces with Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of breast screening and diagnostic services, to expand access to high-quality, patient-focused breast health care, while providing added convenience to patients. Through this innovative partnership, Solis Mammography, a breast wellness leader, will manage Memorial’s comprehensive women’s breast imaging services, as well as bone density testing at Memorial’s four women’s imaging centers in Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Miramar. The collaboration includes plans to expand access through multiple, community-based locations throughout South Florida.

    “The opportunity to expand access to critically-important, potentially life-saving care is always a priority for Memorial, and Solis Mammography will help facilitate that through easily accessible locations,” said Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE, president and CEO, Memorial Healthcare System. “There are also synergies with some of our other women-focused services and a joint commitment to combining the latest technology with a patient-centered approach to care.”

    Early breast cancer detection saves lives, yet nationally only about 54% of women get regular screening mammograms. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Memorial and Solis Mammography are aligned around a shared mission of promoting and preserving women’s breast health and overall wellness by providing an exceptional patient experience that encourages annual mammography compliance.

    “We know that providing greater access to advanced mammography services changes lives,” said Grant Davies, president and CEO of Solis Mammography. “Through our relationship with Memorial Healthcare System, we’re looking forward to serving the women of South Florida with our specialized approach to breast health – an approach that marries an innovation-driven early cancer detection platform with an unparalleled patient experience.”

    The relationship was recently approved by the South Broward Hospital District’s Board of Commissioners, and it is Solis Mammography’s first hospital-based relationship in Florida. Solis Mammography operates more than 90 centers across the nation and serves more than one million patients each year. The 35-year-old company is known for its compassionate, patient-focused approach to breast health and its robust advancements in screening, including 3D mammography with AI software integration, and SmartCurve comfort technology.

    Under the terms of the agreement, breast studies at all locations, including existing sites at Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Hospital Miramar, will be read by the same radiologists Memorial patients have come to trust.

    About Solis Mammography

    Solis Mammography is a specialized healthcare provider that has been dedicated to helping women achieve and maintain breast health and peace of mind for more than 35 years and more than 5 million procedures. Headquartered in Addison, TX, Solis Mammography operates more than 90 centers in 11 major markets, including North Texas, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, Chicago, Philadelphia, Columbus, Nashville, Greensboro, Washington, DC and Miami, and, through its affiliated brands Washington Radiology and Progressive Radiology, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The company operates both wholly owned centers and multiple successful joint venture partnerships with large hospital systems, physician practices and prominent medical and academic institutions.

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    Memorial Aligns Executive Team to Maximize Innovation and Impact

    Memorial Healthcare System, one of the largest public healthcare systems in the U.S., has strategically re-aligned members of its executive team to better position the organization for future growth, optimize delivery of core services, and further innovate the consumer experience. The moves were announced by Memorial’s President and CEO Aurelio M. Fernandez III, FACHE.

    • Nina Beauchesne, FACHE, is now executive vice president and chief transformation officer and will be responsible for implementing programs that focus on new and different ways to deliver patient care.
    • Matthew Muhart has been named executive vice president and chief strategy officer and will guide Memorial’s new ventures in population health, transparency, and clinical integration, initiatives that transition the healthcare system into an outpatient and digitally-driven organization.
    • David Smith has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. He was previously senior vice president.
    • Jeffrey S. Sturman moves to senior vice president and chief digital officer from chief information officer, with the new title better reflecting Sturman’s expanded responsibilities as Memorial continues to broaden its technology platforms.

    “These progressive moves reinforce our commitment to increasing patient access to the highest-quality healthcare,” Fernandez said. “These executives and their teams will provide consumers with new, easier ways to obtain care, whether virtually or in-person, and help improve efficiencies to what is already an exemplary Memorial experience.”

    Memorial had previously announced two other executive positions, naming Leah A. Carpenter executive vice president and chief operating officer and adding Dr. Marc L. Napp as executive vice president and chief medical officer.

    Memorial Healthcare System is a national leader in quality care and patient, physician, and employee satisfaction. It is highly regarded for a patient and family-centered approach that prioritizes multi-disciplinary collaboration, research, innovation, and transparency.

    A South Florida-based academic medical center, Memorial is committed to healing the body, mind, and spirit of those it cares for at six hospitals (including Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital), numerous primary care, urgent care, and 24/7 emergency care facilities, a health specialty center, and nursing home.

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    Memorial Hospital Miramar Family Birthplace Offers Expectant Parents Unique Hypnobirthing Class To Help Manage Pain During Delivery

    Labor pain is one of the biggest fears for all pregnant women, but the technique known as HypnoBirthing®: The Mongan Method can dramatically change that. The philosophy behind the method is based on using the power of the mind to manage pain.

    Memorial Hospital Miramar Family Birthplace now offers the HypnoBirthing®: The Mongan Method online class for patients and their partners.

    According to Luisa Shulruff, the specialist in HypnoBirthing®: The Mongan Method who coordinates the class program at Memorial Hospital Miramar, overcoming your childbirth fears is an essential component. “When you are not afraid, you are not tense, your muscles are relaxed and the labor process is quick and less traumatic,” says the instructor.

    The program consists of five classes, two and a half hours each, during which both expectant mothers and their partners learn breathing, meditation and affirmation techniques to arrive at a state of connection with the body and the baby who is about to be born.

    Memorial Hospital Miramar patient, Martha Esperon learned in the class that, “the mind is a powerful thing and hypnobirthing teaches you how to control it and relax your body. The visualizations were powerful, and it definitely lessened the pain of childbirth to a massive degree.”

    “I wanted my baby to be born in a peaceful environment,” says Martha, who took HypnoBirthing®: The Mongan Method classes at Memorial Hospital Miramar.

    Sign-up for the HypnoBirth Class today.

    Visit our Memorial Family Birthplace Classes page for more information on additional birth and maternity classes we offer.