Solis Womens's Health Enters North Carolina Market
Austin, TX June 25, 2007, Solis Women’s Health announced today that it has acquired Bertrand Breast and Osteoporosis Center of Greensboro, North Carolina. The Bertrand Center, founded by Dr. Margaret Bertrand in 1983, is the oldest independent breast center operating in Greensboro and is an acknowledged leader in breast cancer diagnosis in the Southeastern United States.
Solis CEO Brad Hummel, commented, “The acquisition of Bertrand Breast and Osteoporosis Center paves our way into northern North Carolina and the dynamic regions known as the Piedmont Triad and Piedmont Triangle. We are fortunate to be partnering with a physician and professionals as experienced and committed as Dr. Bertrand and her staff. As a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Bertrand brings a unique perspective to patient care. Her experience has reinforced her advocacy of the life saving value of highly specialized detection and diagnosis in the cancer care continuum.”
Dr. Bertrand commented, “I am delighted to be joining Solis. The Solis model aligns completely with my view that breast care begins with screening mammography interpreted by specialized breast imagers. By managing a patient through comprehensive diagnosis we demonstrably enhance the confidence of both referring physicians and those participating in required therapy.”
Brad Hummel added, “This initial acquisition will serve as an anchor for a broad initiative to expand our delivery system in North Carolina. Through the deployment of community based screening facilities networked around centers of excellence, we believe we will dramatically improve access and the quality of care for women within the region.
The Bertrand facility is the only regional diagnostic center to offer breast specific gamma imaging. This innovative technology, in addition to bone densitometry, ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy, will be complemented by the impending implementation of full field digital mammography.
About Solis Women’s Health
Solis Women’s Health is a specialized healthcare provider focused exclusively on the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Solis operates seven comprehensive breast care centers and has several new sites under development in markets across the United States. Solis was founded in 1986 by Timothy Freer M.D. and acquired by Marwit Capital in 2005.
More information is available at www.solisheath.com
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