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Rosie Has Arrived and with Her a New Era in Healthcare for Women!

Posted on Friday 29 September 2017 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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A wall of pink rolled down the road, 40 feet of steel toting a million dollars worth of imaging equipment, sporting our logo, which is larger than most billboards, on its side. It was so huge it took my breath away. All I could think of when I first laid eyes on our new Mobile Mammography Health Coach was pink and huge. And she is.

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One Millimeter at a Time

Posted on Wednesday 9 August 2017 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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Just how big is a millimeter? 24 millimeters make an inch.  The smallest distances the human eye can resolve is around 0.02 to 0.04 mm, approximately the width of a human hair.   A sheet of paper is typically between 0.07 mm and 0.18 mm thick, with ordinary printer paper or copy paper approximately a tenth of a millimeter thick.

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My Name Is Carrie Swatsell

Posted on Friday 21 July 2017 | By Carrie Swatsell
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My name is Carrie Swatsell, I am fifty-five years old and on February 2016, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My entire family was devastated, concerned and in shock.  After the heart-shattering news, I sought out a solution thinking, “What can I do to help this situation?”

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Where Do These Good People Come From

Posted on Friday 14 July 2017
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8:40 P.M. and I’m watching about 50 people clearing off more than 80 messy tables and stacking at least 1,000 chairs.

The 28th Annual Shrimp Boil, a fund raiser that has been the mainstay of The Rose almost since our beginning, concluded less than an hour earlier. For the past four hours, we fed, entertained and visited with 800+ people. I know I was hugged by at least half of them.

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Three Trips to Austin, Three Bills Impacting Women’s Lives, Three Committees’ Decisions that Mean Life or Death

Posted on Tuesday 11 July 2017 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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Our Co-Founder and CEO Dorothy Gibbons shares her experience testifying at the State Capitol for 3D mammography legislation. The three bills she gave written and oral testimony for impact the women The Rose serves, both insured and uninsured.

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Why Choose The Rose

Posted on Thursday 29 June 2017 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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Recently I was being interviewed for a television spot and the moderator asked: "Why would women choose The Rose?" Before I could answer, he said, "I can understand why uninsured women would go to The Rose, after all that is your mission isn't it?  But why would an insured woman go to your facility?"

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A Blog by any other name…

Posted on Monday 20 March 2017 | By Dorothy Gibbons
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Welcome to The Rose’s new Blog! We will have guest bloggers who will bring their own perspective and survivors sharing their stories of hope and courage. Our physicians will chime in with their own opinions—be watching for some lively articles especially about our ever changing landscape in healthcare. After all, we are The Rose and in all our 30 year history, we’ve done the unexpected and never been very traditional. We invite your comments, your objections and your observations. We welcome conversation about and suggestions for topics.

 

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