LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
“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 visit www.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
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.
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Lauren Geloso, 914-789-8303
Breast Cancer Foundation
Camilla Payne, 972-248-9200
Memorial Medical Center
Alicia Gonzalez, 818-800-3113