Surgeons at CHI Memorial Certified for Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery

03/21/17 News Article

Two surgeons at the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, are recognized as Hidden Scar-trained surgeons. Betsy Washburn, MD, and Mark Brzezienski, MD, are just the second breast surgeon/plastic surgeon team in the country, and the only team in the Southeast, to perform this breast cancer surgery technique, which effectively treats cancer while optimizing cosmetic results.

Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery allows Washburn to remove the cancerous tissue through a single incision made in an inconspicuous area, preserving the natural shape of the breast while reducing visible scarring. The technique also allows Brzezienski to create breast reconstruction results comparable to those of cosmetic breast surgery.

CommonSpirit Health Chosen as Name for New System
CommonSpirit Health Chosen as Name for New System NOV 15, 2018

Two leading U.S. health systems – Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health – who announced a Definitive Agreement to combine their health ministries in December 2017, have chosen “CommonSpirit Health” as the name of their new organization. The two systems expect to complete the transaction by the end of 2018.

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Advancing Health Care Together
Advancing Health Care Together NOV 08, 2018

We are pleased to share that Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, based in California, plan to create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system focused on creating healthier communities.

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CHI Memorial Earns Center of Excellence Designation for Melanoma Treatment
CHI Memorial Earns Center of Excellence Designation for Melanoma Treatment OCT 23, 2018

CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, has received the Melanoma Hope Network Center of Excellence designation, one of only 17 centers in the country, and the only one in Tennessee. This designation recognizes melanoma treatment centers and physicians that offer exceptional care, knowledge and compassion to patients diagnosed with advanced melanoma.

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