Mount Pleasant, SC -- East Cooper Medical Center (ECMC) recently announced that a purchase agreement has been signed to acquire the Charleston Breast Center (CBC). Terms of the agreement have not been released.
Founded in 2006 by Lisa Baron, MD and Paul Baron, MD, the Charleston Breast Center is nationally recognized as a "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence" by the American College of Radiology. This community-based medical facility offers digital screening, diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, breast biopsies, bone density exams and breast-optimized MRIs.
All services will continue to be offered by the current Charleston Breast Center staff at 1930 Charlie Hall Boulevard in West Ashley, and the facility will continue to operate under the name Charleston Breast Center, recognized as a division of East Cooper Medical Center.
"As a nonprofit organization, Charleston Breast Center has achieved some amazing results over the past four years," said Mary Lou Barter, CBC board chairperson. "We’re thrilled that, as part of East Cooper Medical Center, the Breast Center’s legacy of top-notch care will continue and prosper."
"The Charleston Breast Center's focus will remain the same -- to offer comprehensive breast care by highly trained specialists. Now, CBC patients will benefit from the easily accessible continuum of breast care provided at East Cooper Medical Center-- care that women travel the globe to receive," said Janie Sinacore-Jaberg, chief executive officer of ECMC. "We're delighted the Charleston Breast Center will be joining the East Cooper family. Their excellent reputation speaks volumes about the quality of care they provide, and their mission fits perfectly with ours -- to provide high quality women's services to the Lowcountry."
ABOUT EAST COOPER MEDICAL CENTER
East Cooper Medical Center, part of Tenet South Carolina, is a 130-bed acute care hospital located at 2000 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Previously located at 1200 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, East Cooper Medical Center has been providing healthcare to the East Cooper community since 1986. We provide a number of services including 24-hour emergency care, women’s and children’s services, diagnostic imaging and interventional services, orthopedics, sports medicine, pain care, adult and pediatric rehabilitation services, wound care services and surgical care, including nationally recognized spine surgery and breast reconstruction surgery. East Cooper Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.
ABOUT THE CHARLESTON BREAST CENTER
Charleston Breast Center (CBC) is a community-based breast health center providing breast cancer screening and detection services to women in the Greater Charleston area. Designated as one of only two breast imaging Centers of Excellence in the Lowcountry by the American College of Radiology, the CBC has a specially trained and credentialed breast health team combines expertise with advanced medical technology to catch cancer when it can still be cured. Learn more,