Pearland Medical Center recently paired with Woman’s Hospital of Texas to provide Pearland area residents with convenient access to the highly regarded, specialized services for which The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is renowned. The affiliation will be known as The Woman’s Hospital of Texas at Pearland Medical Center and will launch on Thursday (Feb. 18) with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and tours.
The Pearland Medical Center is located at 11100 Shadow Creek Parkway. RSVP at 1-855-245-8325.
For more information, visit PearlandMC.com.
Pearland Medical Center (PMC) hosted a “Ladies’ Night Out” Friday (Feb. 5) to bring awareness to American Heart Month. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America, taking one out of three lives every year.
PMC provided heart-healthy finger foods, including a dark chocolate bar and a chocolate fountain. Mary Yost was on hand to provide relaxing chair massages. A photo booth with red props for “Wear Red for Women” Day, provided by Bradley David Entertainment, added fun to the event.
The speaker of the evening was Dr. Stefano Sdringola-Maranga, M.D., MHA, F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., Professor of Medicine, the Weatherhead Distinguished Chair of Heart Diseases and Associate Director, Weatherhead P.E.T. Center for Preventing and Reversing Atherosclerosis at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Dr. Sdringola spoke about leading a heart-healthy lifestyle to prevent heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
“This was an important event for us and the community,” said PMC Marketing Director Leisha D’Angelo. “Many women aren’t aware of heart disease being the number one killer in America. We hope that the attendees had fun and learned about keeping their hearts healthy! Dr. Sdringola is just an amazing source of information.”
For more information about American Heart Month, visit WomenHeart.org.
To learn more about PMC, visit PearlandMC.com.
Heart-healthy chocolate from a fountain
Mary Yost relieves an attendee’s stress
Dr. Sdringola had fun in the photo booth with PMC employees
HCA Gulf Coast Division announced Thursday (Feb. 4) that Pearland Medical Center and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas are forming an affiliation that will provide women in Pearland convenient access to the highly regarded, specialized services for which The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is renowned. The affiliation will be known as The Woman’s Hospital of Texas at Pearland Medical Center and will launch on February 18, 2016.
“Our facilities are committed to providing the highest level of healthcare to all of the communities we serve,” said Maura Walsh, President of HCA Gulf Coast Division. “As the premier health facility in the state that only specializes in women’s health, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas brings a higher standard of care to Pearland Medical Center, including access to the region’s best infertility and high-risk pregnancy specialists.”
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is home to nationally recognized Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists (MFM). MFMs are physicians who have obtained three years of additional education and training in the complications a pregnant woman might encounter. MFMs are specialists in helping high-risk mothers maintain their pregnancies and in ultrasound evaluation.
“The Woman’s Hospital of Texas celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016,” said Ashley McClellan, CEO of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. “Through the affiliation with Pearland Medical Center, we will continue to grow to meet the needs of women and babies in their own community. Since 2011, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas at West Houston Medical Center has had a successful affiliation and we look forward to our newest affiliation with Pearland Medical Center. The physicians who founded our hospital have been pioneers in establishing a standard of care for women and we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring that expertise to the excellent program at Pearland Medical Center.”
“We are looking forward to growing our hospital to meet the needs of the many communities served by our physicians and employees,” said Matt Dixon, CEO of Pearland Medical Center. “As we work together with The Woman’s Hospital of Texas we will elevate and enhance our already high level of women’s services. “
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Thursday, February 18 at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and tours.
Pearland Medical Center is located at 11100 Shadow Creek Parkway.
Pearland Medical Center is excited to offer 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.
The hospital’s Director of Women’s Imaging Services, Clarence Johnson said, “We believe breast tomosynthesis will benefit all screening and diagnostic mammography patients, and is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, those who have dense breast tissue and/or women with a family history of breast cancer. We believe this will help save lives.”
The 3D mammogram screening experience is similar to a traditional mammogram. During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.
By offering women the latest and more accurate technology in mammography, PMC expects to increase the number of area women who will be routinely screened. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.
Pearland Medical Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering 3D mammography, our Women’s Imaging Service’s team is providing the very latest in imaging technology.
For more information about breast tomosynthesis or to schedule an appointment, call 713-770-7760 or visit us at www.pearlandmc.com. Pearland Medical Center is located at 11100 Shadow Creek Parkway in Pearland.
On Saturday, January 10, Vivian Guerrero was experiencing pain in her stomach. “I was only 33 weeks pregnant and didn’t think I was in labor. I wanted to get pain medication from an after-hours clinic. My husband, Julio encouraged me to visit a hospital and my hospital was in West Houston,” said Vivian. “Julio is a Pearland police officer and works an extra job at Pearland Medical Center and he assured me PMC was where we needed to go.”
Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the couple welcomed their first child who was delivered via C-section by Dr. Diana Duff, OB/GYN. Gianna Nicole weighed in at 4 lb 3 oz. and will remain at Pearland Medical Center in the neonatal intensive care unit for the next few weeks.
“Dr. Duff, the nurses and entire staff have taken great care of us. I feel my family has been blessed to start our family at PMC. I joke with my husband that Gianni is already a daddy’s girl and wanted to be with daddy so bad she came early just so that she can go to work with him at Pearland Medical Center.”
The couple lives in Pearland where they serve the community as police officers in the Pearland area.
The Pearland Arts League will be displaying artwork from local Pearland Artists in the Pearland Medical Center lobby.
Please join us for a celebration on November 13 from 4 – 6 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
11100 Shadow Creek Parkway