MEDIA RELEASE

July 11, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dryden, Ontario

The Dryden Regional Health Centre (DRHC) and Health Services Foundation are pleased to report that CT scan services are again available at the Dryden Regional Health Centre following installation of a new 128 slice scan machine.

“We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the financial support offered by individuals and businesses from our communities in support of the purchase of this machine,” stated Doreen Armstrong-Ross, Vice-President of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Executive at the DRHC. “Within approximately 16 months we reached our goal to purchase the new CT scanner. We’re sincerely thankful to the entire community for their support both financially and morally.”

As the useful life span of the previous CT scan neared end, the organization developed a three-year plan to raise $1.2 million dollars to replace the technology. Irreparable water damage to the existing scanner in January of this year caused the organization to advance planning to purchase a new machine earlier than anticipated.

“The higher technology reduces scan times to several seconds in most cases and can combine the images to provide a three dimensional view of a patient’s anatomy to make diagnoses easier and often more timely,” explains Tina Oberg, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at the DRHC.

To show their appreciation for the overwhelming community support and to celebrate the installation and operation of the new CT scan, the DRHC is hosting a barbeque lunch in the Dryden Regional Health Centre courtyard on August 29, 2018 from 11:30 – 1 p.m. All are welcome.

For further information please contact:

 

Wade Petranik                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chief Executive Officer

Dryden Regional Health  Centre                                                                                                                                                                                 Box 3003                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z6                                                                                                                                                                                          Telephone: (807) 223-8201 Extension 2260                                                                                                                                                                Fax: (807) 223-8628

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