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SJRMC Announces New Paqui and Brian Kelly Comprehensive Breast Center

July 8, 2014

SJRMC logo_2013Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) will host a formal naming and blessing ceremony for the new Paqui and Brian Kelly Comprehensive Breast Center at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at the Medical Office Building.

SJRMC is committed to improving the quality of care and monitoring for patients with diseases of the breast. SJRMC has received national accreditations and implemented services to treat the whole patient, which led to the creation of the Paqui and Brian Kelly Comprehensive Breast Center.

“Better care is our calling,” said Albert Gutierrez, president and CEO, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. “We are honored to have Paqui and Brian Kelly join us to create a superior patient care experience for the women of our community.”

The Paqui and Brian Kelly Comprehensive Breast Center will be advanced by a generous gift from the Kelly Cares Foundation. A two-time breast cancer survivor, Paqui Kelly created the Kelly Cares Foundation with her husband, Brian, to support initiatives in health, community and education.

“Brian and I are committed through our foundation work in assisting those in need during their cancer journey,” Paqui Kelly said.

The Paqui and Brian Kelly Comprehensive Breast Center will set the standard of care in Michiana, allowing women access to:
• Evaluation/treatment for a variety of benign breast diseases
• State-of-the-art screening, detection and diagnostic technology, including 3D mammography
• A peaceful, comfortable patient-centered environment
• Access to forward-thinking clinical trials and research
• Comprehensive genetic screening, genetic testing and genetic counseling services
• Individualized patient consultation, education, treatment and community support resources
• A multi-disciplinary breast cancer team approach that assures all patients are reviewed by a team of experts who work closely with the patient to create an individualized treatment plan
The Paqui and Brian Kelly Comprehensive Breast Center will be located at the Medical Office Building at SJRMC’s Mishawaka campus.

About Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital healthcare system located in North Central Indiana, offering a full range of services. SJRMC includes: a 254-bed acute care hospital at our Mishawaka Campus; a 58-bed acute care hospital at our Plymouth Campus; a 40-bed Rehabilitation Institute; Outpatient services of the Elm Road Medical Campus; and the Saint Joseph Physician Network that includes 26 practices with more than 75 providers. All inpatient rooms at all SJRMC facilities are private.

A Catholic Ministry Organization of Trinity Health, SJRMC offers personalized, faith-based care paired with the latest in advanced medical technology and procedures. In 2012 and 2014 SJRMC was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems and awarded Top 5 for Small Health Systems. In July 2013, for the third year running, SJRMC was named one of the “Most Wired” hospitals. For more information, please visit

About The Kelly Cares Foundation
The Kelly Cares Foundation, now in its fifth year, was founded with the objective of supporting organizations, initiatives and programs that closely align with the goals and values of the Kelly family in the three pillars of Health, Education, and Community. The Foundation is establishing itself as a “Playbook for Hope” in the local community and beyond as it seeks to provide direct and immediate assistance for as many people as possible.

Since its founding in 2008, the Kelly Cares Foundation has donated over $1.7 million to support causes locally, nationally and globally. Organizations that have received contributions from the Kelly Cares Foundation include the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, South Bend Center for the Homeless, Breezy Point Disaster Relief Fund, and the Notre Dame Hesburgh Library. For more information on the Kelly Cares Foundation grants recipients or other organizations the Foundation has supported, please visit