Medical Imaging Suite
Grace Cottage’s CT scanner
helps to provide information
needed for patient diagnosis.
Grace Cottage’s new ultrasound
has become an important
diagnostic tool in and out
of the ER.
Grace Cottage Hospital’s new Imaging Suite celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 18, 2011.
“The patients who have used the new space love the privacy of the self-contained suite,” says Angie Clark, Director of Diagnostic Imaging. “And if more than one type of imaging is needed, such as ultrasound and CT, it’s easy to move from one room to another within the imaging suite.”
"Keeping up with changes in technology can be very expensive for a small, rural hospital," said Grace Cottage's CEO, Mick Brant, “but it’s absolutely necessary. The good news is that friends near and far have supported the imaging suite expansion project in a big way, with gifts from $1 to $60,000. And, on top of that, the Fanny Holt Ames and Edna Louise Holt Fund awarded grants to Grace Cottage for a new ultrasound and a new bone densitometer.
"This project represents a big step forward in patient care at Grace Cottage,” Brant added. “The newly installed 40-slice CT scanner scans quickly and with less radiation than the old machine. We’re now well on the way to reaching the very attainable goal of $800,000 thanks to the community’s continuing generosity."
“The updated imaging capacity is vital to the work of the medical staff at Grace Cottage Hospital,” said Dr. Bob Backus. “By housing a CT scanner, ultrasound machine, digital X-ray, and bone density machine in an efficiently configured suite, operated by compassionate and experienced professionals, patients at Grace Cottage can get a convenient, rapid, and accurate diagnosis, which in some situations is life saving. We greatly appreciate the continuing and solid support of the community to whom we owe so much and to whom we give great thanks.”
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To learn more about this exciting project, call Andrea Seaton or Mary Gyori at (802) 365-9109
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