CHRISTUS ‘Women’s Center’ Now Named ‘The Ruth and Jack Gillis Women’s Center’

Hospital CEO Paul Harvey and Healthcare Foundation CEO Meredith Caddell and onlookers share appreciation for gift by Gillis family

According to Meredith Caddell, CEO of the Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation, the official announcement of the naming of the proposed Women’s Center was made Monday August 26, 2019 during a reception held in the hospital’s lobby. It is now the Ruth and Jack Gillis Women’s Center. Construction will begin soon within the hospital’s first floor.

Plans and features of the new Center are on display in the hospital lobby
Janet Jordan and Judy Gillis, daughters of the late Ruth and Jack Gillis

In a story on KSST News dating from January 2019, Caddell shared a bit of the hospital’s vision for the Women’s Center. She stated “the 3-D Mammography machine, representing a $500,000 purchase, is a state-of-the–art screening technology which will provide greater accuracy of detection of breast tissue abnormalities. Use of the 3-D machine also reduces call-backs (or recalls) of the patient to the facility when screening views require additional images. So, while the patient is still the suite, images can be examined and re-screenings done. If biopsy is needed, this can also be performed during the same visit. Because mammograms are the first step in breast cancer screenings, the combination of 3-D Mammography, current 2-D technology, Breast Ultrasound (or sonogram) screenings and Bone Density screenings make up a powerful array of services for women. The Women’s Center will offer these services and more and has been the vision of the Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation. As plans go forward for construction of the Ruth and Jack Gillis Women’s Center, other “naming opportunities” will exist for various portions of the facility, including rooms and suites inside the Center. Find out more by calling Meredith Caddell at 903-438-4799 or see the hopkins county healthcare foundation facebook page.

Author: Enola Gay

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