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Solis Mammography President & CEO, James Polfreman (middle), accepts the Dallas Business Journal’s Middle Market Award. Also pictured are presenting sponsors from Crowe Horwath LLP Vance McCollough, Partner and Chris Mitchell, Partner.

Solis Mammography, the nation's largest independent provider of breast imaging services, was named the 19th fastest-growing, middle-market company in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal. Rankings of this year’s third annual research project by the Dallas Business Journal were based on both private and public companies with revenue between $25 million and $750 million. Fifty-three companies that met the annual revenue requirements in the 2017 Middle Market 50 were awarded last night at the 2017 Middle Market 50 Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas.

For more than 30 years, Solis Mammography has continued to grow as a specialized healthcare provider focused on delivering women an exceptional mammography experience. Headquartered in Addison, Texas, Solis currently operates 37 centers across six major markets – North Texas; Houston, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Columbus, Ohio; Greensboro, North Carolina; and, through its acquisition of Washington Radiology, the D.C. metropolitan area. The company operates both wholly-owned centers and multiple successful joint ventures with hospital partners. Solis Mammography (including Washington Radiology), serves more than 600,000 patients each year with highly-specialized imaging services including screening and diagnostic mammography (2-D and 3-D), computer-aided detection, breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound-guided biopsy.

“It is an honor to be recognized for our growth by the Dallas Business Journal’s Middle Market Awards,” said James Polfreman, president and CEO, Solis Mammography. “But the greatest honor is what this growth represents – our commitment to delivering our “Peace of Mind” promise to more patients in more markets, so that we promote excellence in screening and diagnostic mammography, making it easy and convenient to achieve preventative health and early detection.  This award goes to all of our employees who bring that promise to life, every day, in every Solis Mammography center.”

Company investments in improved technology, communications, center décor and convenience all factor into the Solis Mammography’s promise of offering an exceptional mammography or diagnostic screening experience. Over the past three years, the company has committed $16 million to upgrade all of its centers with 3-D mammography (also known as digital breast tomosynthesis) – thus offering women the accuracy they deserve, lowering unnecessary recalls by 37 percent and increasing cancer detection by 54 percent. Taken together, these changes have earned the company a 76 percent annual retention rate with returning patients, far higher than the national average of 53 percent.

Under the leadership of James Polfreman, the company has more than doubled its footprint since he joined the company in 2011, increasing revenue by more than 250 percent and creating a fivefold increase in bottom line EBITDA. With Polfreman’s arrival at Solis Mammography came a heightened focus on market research, brand clarity and building a business model that would better serve employees, patients and referring physicians. In partnership with his leadership team, he encourages a constant spirit of innovation, always challenging the status quo to find new and better ways to meet the company’s “Peace of Mind” promise. 

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