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Why Are Routine Mammograms So Important?

One of the most important imaging tools physicians have at their disposal is a mammogram. They have become vitally important because they save lives. They are so important we now can get one on a mobile mammography bus. Important enough that it’s women’s healthcare practically coming to your door, but why are routine mammograms so important?

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COVID-19 Update

Thank you for trusting us with your care. We are doing everything we can to ensure your safety.

PATIENT PARKING ALERT! Parking lot 5 is currently closed for repair, please use lot 8. Click here for the updated map.  

Before entering our center, patients must:

  • Have temperature tested
  • Answer COVID-19 Q&A
  • Sanitize Hands
  • Wear a mask (masks provided if patient does not have their own)

During and after exams:

  • Exercise social distancing
  • All exam and waiting areas are cleaned and sanitized

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What Injuries Can An X-ray Detect?

An X-ray is one of the earliest imaging tools doctors have for diagnosing many medical issues. It is a form of electromagnetic radiation and was discovered in 1895 by the German physicist Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen. Little did he know how useful this would be for the next century and beyond. So, exactly what injuries can an X-ray detect?

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Meet our Employee of Quarter for our Technical Division:

Shauna D., Research Project Coordinator/Imaging Services AA: Shauna demonstrated excellent leadership skills in the recent renovation of Suite 100. She was part of a multi-disciplinary team that met with contractors, architects, and THD building engineering to develop and implement the renovation plan. During the renovation process, she coordinated with several contractors to perform their duties with minimal impact on the day to day operation of SWDIC. She also coordinated the purchase, design and installation of new signage, the recovering of the existing seating throughout the suite, and the removal, storage and reinstallation of our precious artwork. All this while performing her regular duties as Research Project Coordinator. Shauna is a valued member of the Imaging Services Team and staff member of SWDIC.

Here are some fun facts about Shauna:

How many years have you worked at SWDIC? 13 years

What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Building relationships

What’s #1 on your bucket list? Take a ride in a hot air balloon

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Greece

What’s your lucky number? 82

What’s your favorite food? Anything chocolate

What would you do if someone gave you $100 today? Spend it on my family

What’s your favorite color? Coral

What are your hobbies? Reading books and watching movies

What is your favorite season of the year? Spring

How many are in your family? 3 – my son, my husband, and myself

Who is your favorite singer/band? Coldplay

Where did you go to high school/college? University of Texas at Dallas

Employee of the Quarter for Business Services: Marina G

Meet our Employee of the Quarter for Business Services: Marina G.

Marina G. – Scheduling

Marina G. - Scheduling Coordinator for SWDICMarina has just met her year with SWDIC and has already proven herself to be a valuable employee. Her productivity is the highest in the Scheduling department and is incredibly accurate. She works to ensure her callers are satisfied with their appointment and has a willingness to assist co-workers. Marina’s attention to detail is exceptional, her customer service remarkable, has excellent punctuality and arrives with a smiling face that is definitely appreciated in the Scheduling department.

Here are some fun facts about her:

  1. How many years have you worked at SWDIC? 1
  2. Cowboys, Rangers, or Mavericks? Rangers
  3. What’s #1 on your bucket list? Swim with sharks
  4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Africa
  5. What’s your lucky number? 3
  6. What’s your favorite food? Pizza
  7. What’s your favorite color? Purple
  8. What are your hobbies? Hiking & Traveling
  9. What is your favorite season of the year? Spring
  10. How many are in your family? 5
  11. Who is your favorite singer/band? Taylor Swift
  12. Where did you go to high school/college? Royse City/Tarleton

Meet our Employee of the Quarter (Technical Services)

Meet our Employee of Quarter (Technical Services)

Andrea, better known as “Andi”, makes sure every department has the supplies and/or linens they need daily in a very timely manner. She is adamant about keeping supplies at par levels or below to avoid excessive inventory stocked on shelves. For those items needed that are not routinely ordered, Andi researches diligently to make sure we are getting the best value for our dollar. Fun loving and easy going, that’s Andi!

Here are some fun facts about Andi:
1) What department do you work in? Materials Management
2) How many years have you worked at SWDIC? 9.5 Years
3) What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Working with each and every department, we really have some great people here at SWDIC.
4) Cowboys, Rangers, or Mavericks? Rangers all the way!
5) What’s #1 on your bucket list? Travel to all the Major League Baseball Ballparks
6) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Spain & Alaska
7) What’s your lucky number? 2
8) What’s your favorite food? Mexican Food
9) What would you do if someone gave you $100 today? Put it towards renovating our new home!
10) What’s your favorite color? Green
11) What are your hobbies? Watching sports, crafting, and shopping
12) What is your favorite season of the year? Fall
13) How many are in your family? Husband-Josh & Chocolate Lab-George
14) Who is your favorite singer/band? Carrie Underwood
15) Where did you go to high school/college? Garland High School & El Centro

Employee of the Quarter (Business Services) – Jean J.

Meet and learn about our Employee of the Quarter, we are so very lucky to have her!

Jean J. – Admitting: Jean constantly maintains a very high quality of work ensuring that every patient is greeted and quickly taken care of. She volunteered to be the visit coordinator backup learning all the intricacies of that position as well. The recipient of patient praise, Jean demonstrates the true essence of exceptional customer service.

How many years have you worked at SWDIC? 4 years

What’s the most rewarding part of your job? The most rewarding part of my job is working with people to provide a caring environment under an encouraging supervisor.

What’s #1 on your bucket list? Travel the World

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Spain

What’s your lucky number? 9

What’s your favorite food? Thai

What would you do if someone gave you $100 today? Save it!

What’s your favorite color? Purple

What are your hobbies? Hanging out with family and friends, and reading

What is your favorite season of the year? Winter

How many are in your family? 2

Who is your favorite singer/band? Adam Levine, Maroon 5

Where did you go to high school/college? Plano Senior High School/ University of Texas at Dallas

 

Make Heart Health An Everyday Thing

HeartOne can hardly pick up a frozen dinner, boxed cereal, or any prepackaged food and not notice the “Heart Healthy” label splashed all over the item. Relying on these marketing ploys alone will likely NOT provide much that is truly heart healthy.

You don’t have to scrupulously count calories or become obsessive about your diet to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Here are 5  practical ways to make heart health an everyday thing.

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How to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Woman Meditating Our remarkable brain helps us to remember yesterday’s events as well as those from a decade ago. It helps us to organize tasks, make decisions and plan activities in an orderly fashion. We learn, and we consider proper behavior to live a productive life.

Our brain also acts as the conductor leading the orchestra of body movements. The most sophisticated computers cannot rival the endless functions of the brain. Will Artificial Intelligence, or AI, someday surpass the brain’s powers? Only time will tell. For now, continuing to keep the brain healthy is the best course of action.

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