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(PLANO, July 1, 2011) – On Friday, July 1, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano acquired the Elizabeth Jekot MD Breast Imaging Center located at 3301 Renner Road in Richardson.
The facility will now be known as the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano Elizabeth Jekot MD Breast Imaging Center. Baylor Plano plans to retain all 18 of the current employees of the Elizabeth Jekot MD Breast Imaging Center, or will help the employees transition to new roles within the Baylor Health Care System. Elizabeth Jekot, MD, radiologist, will serve as medical director of the Center. As a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Jekot is passionate about early detection of breast cancer and helping women overcome breast cancer. Dr. Jekot is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and completed internship and residency training programs in diagnostic radiology. She also completed a breast fellowship at Komen Breast Center in Dallas.
“The quality imaging services provided by this new outpatient facility will help meet the medical needs of our community,” says Jerri Garison, president, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. “We look forward to continuing to provide Richardson and neighboring communities the exemplary health care and breast imaging services that the Elizabeth Jekot, MD Breast Imaging Center has a reputation of providing.”
The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and offers patients access to digital mammography, breast sonography, breast needle biopsy, breast MRI, and bone density. Appointments at the Center may be made by calling 469.814.5500.
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is a 112-bed acute care hospital committed to serving North Texas residents with personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus with hotel-like amenities and all private rooms. Services at the not-for-profit, fully-accredited facility include treatment for advanced spine deformities at the Baylor Scoliosis Center, neurosciences, orthopedics, medical and radiation oncology, surgical weight loss, women’s services, gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders, pain management, diabetes management and more. Patients have access to digital imaging onsite at Baylor Plano, the Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch, an outpatient department of Baylor Plano and the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano Elizabeth Jekot, MD Breast Imaging Center. The hospital is the first in North Dallas and Collin County to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery for procedures through the FDA-approved da Vinci® S Surgical System. Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano ranks six on U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area ranking for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Baylor Plano is also a 2010 recipient of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence and houses an Accredited Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commissions on Cancer. Baylor Plano is the first hospital in Collin County to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Jerri Garison is president of Baylor Plano. For more information, or a physician referral, call toll free 1.800.4BAYLOR or visit www.BaylorHealth.com/Plano.
Baylor Health Care System is a faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. Baylor recorded more than 2.6 million patient encounters, $3.8 billion in total operating revenue, $4.4 billion in total assets and $513.5 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2010. Baylor’s network of more than 260 access points includes 26 owned/operated/ ventured/affiliated hospitals, 23 joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers, 50 satellite outpatient locations, four senior centers and 156 HealthTexas physician clinics.
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