Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of screening and diagnostics for breast health, today announced that Ted Bucknam has been named their new Chief Operating Officer.
As COO, Bucknam will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and will lead internal operational efforts in promoting Solis’ planned expansion into additional markets across the U.S. The Solis board of directors made the unanimous selection after careful consideration of his past career success in the healthcare field.
“On behalf of the Solis Mammography board, we welcome Ted to our organization as our new chief operating officer. Ted has developed a reputation for collaborative leadership, customer loyalty, employee engagement and continuous improvement,” says James Polfreman, president and CEO for Solis Mammography. “Solis’ short-term and long-term trajectory of expansion, growth and opportunity will be well served by a healthcare executive of Ted’s combined talent and experience.”
Bucknam previously served as president of Concentra, a multi-location healthcare subsidiary of Humana, Inc. He spent 20 years working his way through the ranks of the healthcare organization, beginning as an area administrator. His tenure included stints as director of operations, vice president of operations, and senior vice president of operations. Then, from 2011 through 2015, he served as chief operating officer and then president.
“Solis Mammography’s growth strategy is exciting. I am energized to serve as the company’s new chief operating officer and look forward to overseeing a period of extended growth, expansion and success,” said Bucknam. “I’m excited to serve both the internal team members and the more than 350,000 patients under our care through Solis’ peace-of-mind promise.”
Bucknam earned his Master of Health Services and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree from Bates College, where he majored in economics. He is both an avid golfer and runner, having once completed the Chicago Marathon. He is married and lives in Southlake, Texas, with his wife and two daughters.
Solis Mammography is a specialized healthcare provider focused exclusively on providing women an exceptional mammography experience. Headquartered in Addison, Texas, Solis currently operates 29 centers across four states—Texas, Arizona, Ohio and North Carolina. The company operates both wholly owned centers and multiple successful joint ventures with hospital partners. Solis provides a complete range of highly specialized breast health services, including screening and diagnostic mammography (2D and 3D), computer-aided detection, breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound-guided biopsy.