Erlanger To Launch Breast Center As Rival Of Memorial's Mary Ellen Locher Center

Monday, February 24, 2014

Erlanger Health System plans to launch a comprehensive breast center that officials said will be a rival of Memorial Health Care System's Mary Ellen Locher Center.

The facility will be named the C. Wndom Kimsey Breast Health Center in honor of the late father of local oncologist Dr. Frank Kimsey.

Cost will be $1,064,123.

Officials said they are anticipating an $800,000 donation for the center, but final approval has not been given.

The center will be located at Erlanger East on Gunbarrel Road and will include a new mammography unit that was described as having the latest technology. A mammography unit currently at the rear of the Erlanger East site will be moved to the new center.

There will also be ultrasound equipment, an area for performing biopsies, a breast navigator and a genetic counselor.

Kevin Spiegel, Erlanger president, said it will be "a one-stop shop. It will take it to the next level. We are shooting for the best program in the area."

Officials said construction will take place over the next four months.

Erlanger officials stated, "We will become the first provider in the area to offer seamless breast health care and capture a premium segment of the East Hamilton County patient population."

The Mary Ellen Locher Center is on the main Memorial campus in Glenwood. 

 

 


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