Our 3D mammograms, comfy robes, private dressing rooms and attentive care have made the news. Ella Health was featured in an article in the Philadelphia Business Journal. The article by senior reporter John George highlighted how we’re changing women’s views on mammography. Our story started with interviews with hundreds of women about their mammography experiences.
“Mammogram continues to be the best method for the early detection of breast cancer,” (Ella Health Chief Executive Joseph) Shikorsky said. “They save lives…We want to create an environment where women make and keep appointments.”
Out of those conversations grew the Ella Health model that includes:
- Training staff to treat all patients as if they are “special’ and not a number;”
- Designing spa-like centers with soothing music, aroma therapy candles and comfortable seating;
- Escorting patients to private dressing rooms that lock with a key given to patients; and
- Providing patients with warm, cloth robes instead of paper gowns, and having coffee, tea and snacks in waiting areas.
Shikorsky said all the aesthetic enhancements are designed to provide a relaxing atmosphere at a time when women are anxious about getting a diagnostic test.