HOUSTON (January 11, 2016)

Memorial Hermann and Victory Breast Diagnostics and Women’s Imaging are joining forces to become the Memorial Hermann Victory Women’s Imaging Center – a move that ensures patients in the Bay Area access to top quality health care for years to come.

“Victory Breast Diagnostic came alive in October 2006 and when we started, my expectations were to serve the Bay Area to the best of our abilities,” said Susan C. Gaskill, M.D., Founding Physician of Victory Breast Diagnostics and Woman Imagining and now Medical Director. “Given the current economic climate in health care as well as the increasingly complex regulatory environment, I believe joining teams with Memorial Hermann is exactly what we need to continue to improve our ability to offer the highest quality care using the latest technology.”

To ensure a seamless transition for all patients, Memorial Hermann Victory Women’s Imaging will operate under a business-as-usual status with full integration of Victory employees. Nothing will change for patients, who will continue to have full access to their regular physician.

“We are happy to welcome Victory into the Memorial Hermann family,” said Jim Brown, Sr. Vice President and CEO, Ambulatory Services at Memorial Hermann. “Memorial Hermann has been serving the Houston area for more than 100 years. Victory has a strong relationship with its patients and is a respected practice that has been providing high-quality imaging services in the Bay Area for years. So, this partnership is a win-win for patients and health care in the area.”

Known for a personal, positive and compassionate approach to helping patients detect and fight breast cancer, Victory offers an array services as mammography, ultrasound, aspiration/biopsies, breast MRI, bone density and high risk assessment.

“We look forward to strengthening Victory’s relationship with its patients,” Brown said. “I want to assure Victory’s patients and the Bay Area community that they will continue to receive the same quality of care from their trusted doctors and clinical staff.”

Gaskill echoed Brown’s sentiment.

“We have synergy and share the same standard of excellence,” said Gaskill. “Health care is challenging and the future is filled with unknowns, but I know one thing for certain – when it comes to my staff, Memorial Hermann and my patients, Victory will be ours.”