LOS ANGELES-- White Memorial Medical Center, a member of the Adventist Health System and a 353-bed hospital in downtown Los Angeles, celebrated the installation of a new mammography system donated by FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) on March 23, 2016. A ceremony unveiled Fujifilm’s Aspire Cristalle at White Memorial Medical Center that will help meet the screening needs of women and assist medical professionals in the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.
“We are pleased to be working with National Breast Cancer Foundation and White Memorial Medical Center to make a contribution that will have both immediate and long-term impacts on improving breast health care in the community,” said Johann Fernando, Chief Operating Officer, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection and treatment are among the most effective ways to overcome cancer. The latest technology at White Memorial Medical Center will assist radiologists in screening and diagnosis of breast cancer.
“The incredible support we receive from National Breast Cancer Foundation makes a big difference at White Memorial Medical Center,” said John Raffoul, President and CEO, White Memorial Medical Center. “This year alone, thanks to support from NBCF and other generous donors, we will be able to provide more than 2,300 free clinical breast exams/mammograms to underserved women of our community, of whom 45 will unfortunately test positive for cancer. This state-of-the-art equipment from Fujifilm will literally allow us to save the lives of women when we can diagnose them at an early stage of breast cancer. We are blessed to have these incredible partners supporting our hospital.”
Since 2006, Fujifilm has donated $1.6 million to NBCF. The support has allowed NBCF to provide thousands of mammograms and early detection services to women in all 50 states and helped ensure that those facing breast cancer have access to quality healthcare.
"Through the donation of the Aspire Cristalle mammography system, Fujifilm will provide life-saving mammograms to women throughout the Los Angeles area,” said Janelle Hail, NBCF Co-Founder & CEO. “We thank them for their partnership and support of our mission of Helping Women Now to those affected by breast cancer."
Over 9,000 worldwide facilities trust Fujifilm's full-field digital mammography solutions, making Fujifilm the most popular digital mammography system provider in the world. To learn more about Fujifilm’s women’s health care products, please visitwww.fujifilmhealthcare.com.
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women’s health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. supplies high quality, technologically advanced endoscopes to the medical market. The TeraMedica Division delivers healthcare informatics, and is the leading provider of vendor neutral, enterprise-wide solutions for unrestricted medical image management. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information please visit http://www.fujifilmhealthcare.com and www.fujifilmendoscopy.com.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2015, the company had global revenues of $20.8 billion, at an exchange rate of 120 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.
About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF)
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF’s mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 11 years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.
About White Memorial Medical Center
White Memorial Medical Center is a unique faith-based teaching hospital serving East and South Los Angeles and recognized by Healthgrades® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals ™ for 2016. The non-profit, 353-bed hospital is committed to improving the health of the community by providing high quality and comprehensive care with inpatient and outpatient services. White Memorial has served the community for more than 100 years, and today is regionally recognized for state-of-the-art technology and specialty care services provided by some of the best physicians in Los Angeles whose credentials include pioneering research, ivy-league education, and a commitment to compassionate and culturally-competent care. For more information, visit whitememorial.com.