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There is a looming crisis in your neighborhood, and you have the power to help.  

North Texas is currently in desperate need of blood donations. During the summer months, donation centers regularly face shortages, with some only one trauma or emergency away from using up their entire supply.  

Donating blood takes only 1 hour, but that time can have a truly astonishing impact on the lives of those in our community.

Did you know that…

  • Every donation save three lives?*  

  • 4.5 million American lives are saved every year from blood transfusions?*

  • Someone needs blood every three second?*

  • 37% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, but less that 10 % actually do?*

  • Healthy adults that are at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds may donate blood every 56 days?*

Consider helping out your family, friends, and neighbors by joining Centennial Medical Center for one of its monthly blood drives.  The next monthly blood drive is on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 1:30 to 6:30 PM.  Walk-ins are welcome and no appointments are necessary.

Future blood drives will be held at Centennial Medical Center on the following dates:

Monday, September 29, 2014 1:30pm - 6:30pm

Monday, October 27, 2014 1:30pm - 6:30pm

Monday, November 24, 2014 1:30pm - 6:30pm

Monday, December 29, 2014 1:30pm - 6:30pm

Centennial Medical Center is located at 12505 Lebanon Road in Frisco, TX  75035.  Those wishing to make blood donations can proceed to the front of the ER entrance in the Carter BloodCare Donor Coach.  For more information please contact us at 1-877-22-TENET (1-877-228-3638).

*All blood donation facts are from Carter Blood Care


Centennial Medical Center is proud to offer a free diabetes support group. Rather than face this disease in isolation, join our community for support and friendship. The support group meets every other month, and is the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Future support group dates: November 12th, 2014. In addition to the free support group, the Diabetes Program offers many diabetes education opportunities that may be billable to insurance, as well as Medical Nutrition Therapy counseling.  The presenter at this September's meeting will be Dr. Maushmi Sheth ( )who is on staff at Centennial Medical Center, Frisco and Baylor Hospital, Carrolton and is the current Medical Director of the Stroke Program.

To register for this support group, please call 1-800-330-3819  

Date: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Time: 6:30-7:30 PM

Place: Centennial Medical Center – 3rd floor conference room

12505 Lebanon Road, Frisco, TX 75035

If you would like more information, please contact Jodi Moravec at or 972-963-3073. 


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Who knew staying healthy could be so much fun?  Stave off the end of summer blues and join the party with Centennial Medical Center’s 7th Annual Healthy Hometown event on August 2nd.  Centennial Medical Center wants to share their award-winning expertise with the community and the whole family is invited!

Activities include:

  • Face painting

  • Games

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Health Screenings

  • Emergency Vehicle Tours

  • Healthy Cooking Demos

  • Giveaway, Raffles, and more!

Special guests include your local policemen, firemen, and physicians- the true heroes of Frisco!

School-aged children will receive a free backpack and vendors will fill them with school supplies to get the kids ready for a healthy, happy school year!

The 7th Annual Healthy Hometown will be hosted on August 2, 2014 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Centennial Medical Center  12505 Lebanon Rd.  Frisco, TX 75035.

For more information call 1-800-330-3819.  

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Frisco, TX (June 4, 2014) – Seizing on the newest technological breakthrough, Centennial Medical Center now offers 3D mammography, or breast tomosynthesis, to help detect smaller tumors sooner when breast cancer is in its earliest stages. This new 3D technology boasts a 40 percent increase in the detection of invasive breast cancer.


“I am excited about using this innovative technology to gain a better view of dense and fatty tissue so that smaller tumors can be detected earlier when survival rates are higher,” said Dr. Bruce Fine at Centennial Medical Center.


The new 3D imaging technology allows radiologists to see inside the breast and pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities. It digitally dissects the tissue into layers for ease of examination, similar to turning the pages of a book to see everything inside of it rather than looking at just the cover.


Six important studies have shown that 3D mammography reduces false positives and unnecessary follow-up tests by 15 percent. Combined with traditional 2D digital mammography, 3D mammography significantly increases the likelihood that cancer will be detected before it has spread to the lymph nodes, giving the patient nearly a 100 percent survival rate.


Tomosynthesis provides three-dimensional images using technology similar to computed tomography. The machine moves in an arc-shaped pattern over the breast, taking numerous X-ray images that are compiled via computer into a 3D image. Like two-dimensional mammograms, 3D mammograms also use small amounts of radiation and compress the breast to produce clear, accurate views. However, unlike 2D mammography that produces a single, flattened image, 3D mammography provides layered views of breast tissue from many different angles. Breast tomosynthesis is available to women under 65 who are due for an annual screening mammogram.


Since one in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, mammograms are an important tool to diagnose it in the early stages. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American women, except for skin cancer.


Centennial Medical Center allows women over the age of 40 to schedule their own screening mammogram without a referral from their primary care physician. Self-initiated screening mammograms are intended to offer women an easy option for scheduling a mammogram to help detect breast cancer before symptoms appear.


For more information about services available at Centennial Medical Center, call 972-963-3333 or visit


About Centennial Medical Center

Centennial Medical Center is a 118-bed full-service hospital that offers an array of services ranging from maternity, radiology and pediatrics to sophisticated services such as neurosurgery, open heart surgery and the latest procedures in joint replacement. Located off Highway 121 and Coit Road, the hospital is easily accessible for its residents when they have a health care crisis. Centennial Medical Center is recognized by numerous organizations for quality care and has been named a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, Certified Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, and Texas 10 Step facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Hospital Association. For more information about Centennial Medical Center, the Hospital That Cares Completely, visit


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Centennial Medical Center in Frisco was recently named one of the Dallas Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers in North Texas for the third year in a row as a result of its strong commitment to creating a healthy workplace and proactive approach to maintaining employee wellness.

The annual awards program, created by Indianapolis-based Healthiest Employers LLC, measures wellness in six categories: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions and reporting and analysis. With more than 1,000 employees, Centennial was selected as a recipient of the esteemed award for the large company category.

In its efforts to promote employee health year-round, Centennial has implemented a variety of wellness programs, including an incentivized point system. The human resources department plans healthy activities and challenges regularly and tracks point accumulations for participating employees. Those who amass more than 100 credits over the course of the year are eligible to receive monetary incentives or deposits into their health savings accounts.

Although Centennial emphasizes the staples of healthy living, exercise and a nutritious diet, the hospital encourages staff members to reap the benefits of small lifestyle changes too. By challenging employees to simply take the stairs instead of the elevator at work, or drink eight glasses of water each day, Centennial is helping staff members make minimal changes that will ultimately lead to healthier, happier, more balanced lives.

The Dallas Business Journal announced a total of 46 winners for the Healthiest Employers in North Texas award. The ranking of the winning employers will be announced at a luncheon and health fair on March 20, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Nearly 100 North Texas companies were nominated for this year’s program.