Methodist Sugar Land Hospital continues their legacy of Leading Medicine by expanding the Breast Center to provide complete care for patients – from screening and diagnosis to survival – all in one comfortable, convenient location.
In response to the increasing demand for our services, the Breast Center recently moved to its new location off Town Center Blvd, still on the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Campus. The larger space features a warm, comforting ambiance and more comfortable, spa-like furnishings to put patients at ease.
(Photo) Melissa Roca, Finance Director; Lowell Stanton, CFO; Marlene Gonzalez, Business Office Director and Frances Goerlich, Cancer Center Director
To celebrate the new expansion of the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Breast Center, the Fort Bend Community, Fort Bend Junior Service League and Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance members joined Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s staff and physicians in an open-house. Over 300 guests attended the event and had a chance to tour the Breast Center, meet the physicians and hear about the expanded services now available in the Breast Center.
“It was great to see so many community members and business leaders at the event. I now hope that those who attended can spread the news that this Breast Center is right in their community and offers everything from dedicated, highly trained breast radiologists, the latest technology and a focus on personal, compassionate care all in one convenient place,” said Sandra Templeton, M.D., board-certified surgeon specializing in breast surgeries and on staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
(Photo) Laura Taylor, FBJSL; Janet Leatherwood, CNO; Chris Siebenaler, CEO; Stephen Phillips, M.D., Breast Radiologist; Lowell Stanton, CFO; Brigit Engleman, FBJSL and Cari Middaugh, FBJSL
Since opening our doors on August 1, 2009, the Breast Center rapidly outgrew its original facility. "We are meeting a very real need in the community," says Stephen Phillips, M.D., board-certified breast radiologist. "The center is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of breast care specialists, working together to provide the most comprehensive care possible in one convenient location. That is a combination that is difficult to beat and one our community is taking advantage of and using."
Our full-time breast radiologists are exclusively dedicated to breast care and read every image taken in the Breast Center and perform procedures with the use of state-of-the-art technology. Having this full-service expertise available to patients everyday is unique to Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. When choosing a Breast Center to meet your needs, it does make a difference where you go.
(Photo) Sandra Templeton, M.D., Breast Surgeon; Gail Parker and Stephen Phillips, M.D., Breast Radiologist
Patients who choose the Breast Center at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital can undergo a mammogram and, if necessary, an ultrasound or MRI often on the same day. In addition, all biopsies are sent to our on-site pathology department. “We are providing the full continuum of care – from screening all the way through surgery or radiation – all in one place. Having a dedicated center enables our physicians to communicate with one another more effectively and coordinate care more efficiently, which means the women are able to begin treatment immediately,” Phillips said.
In addition to providing the only full-service breast cancer screening and care in Fort Bend County, the Methodist Sugar Land Breast Center’s technology is second to none. The powerful whole body 3 Tesla MRI machine – typically found only in the nation’s top academic medical centers – provides state-of-the-art image resolution and features bilateral breast imaging and computer assisted detection. “No other Fort Bend County hospital has a 3T MRI,” Phillips said.
(Photo) Tracy Boone, Heidi Trento, Teresa Lindamood, Lisa Lewis Smith, Jennifer Simoneaux, Sammie Durden, Kiri Seliger, Chasity Norris, Chitra Vigneswaran
“We were very pleased to see the overwhelming support of the community at the open house. With over 300 people attending the event we were able to spread the word about the importance of mammograms and the Breast Center that is second to none. We have been Leading Medicine in Fort Bend County since 1998 and look forward to continuing on that path for years to come as we serve this great community,” said Janet Leatherwood, CNO at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
To schedule a mammogram at the Breast Center, please call 281-242-PINK (7465). For more information on Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit www.MethodistSugarLand.com or call 281-274-7500 for a physician referral.