New Rooks County MRI Nuclear Med Addition Complete
Monday, May 15, 2017
The MRI and Nuclear Medicine Suite is now open and operational at Rooks County Health Center in Plainville. An Open House was held on April 12 at 2 pm, with COO Bill Stahl welcoming visitors, local officials, contractors, and other guests. Stahl emphasized the importance of the addition by simply saying, “This was a huge, huge goal for us.”
CEO Mike Sinclair also spoke saying, “The MRI came about because of Radiology Director, Karen Harris. Karen is the one who did all the research on the machine.”
Sinclair said that with the mobile MRI, we were seeing about 7 patients per week. With the new in-house machine we are seeing about 4 patients per day. Sinclair also noted that the community has been very supportive of the expansion.
“Our board, medical staff, administration and our entire organization has that forward vision of, ‘What can we do to enhance our services and make things better?’ Stahl added, “It’s all about the patient. The patient is number one; that’s why we’re here. Let’s take care of them. Anything we can do to enhance services and make things better, we’re all about it.”
RCH staff offered tours of the new expansion housing the $1 million Toshiba Vantage Titan MRI and nuclear medicine machine for the rest of the afternoon.