CMC has been working diligently to install it’s first in house MRI Scanner. It is a brand new GE 450W GEM wide bore scanner. This scanner was specifically designed by GE with patient comfort in mind, while also providing new features for the technologist and radiologist that offer advances in imaging technology. For example, utilizing newer lightweight coils, the GEM suite helps to re-position the patient less often and cover more anatomy, providing the radiologist with more clinical options.
“Our new 450w Wide Bore MRI is allowing us to scan more patients at a higher level of comfort than ever before. It offers the latest in imaging technology without clinical compromise so we have the best of both worlds,” says Julie Fiegener, Director of Imaging. “We appreciate the Board of Directors and Administration being forward thinking and making the addition of this MRI a priority during our expansion and renovation project. While we certainly appreciated our partnership with SMS for the past 30+ years, having an MRI on-site will provide our practitioners and our patients more accessibility to the this technology here at home. I’m excited to announce the addition of Laura Kirkendall to our caring and professional Imaging team. She comes to us with over 12 years of board certified MRI experience and has been a welcome addition.”
Pictured at the Groundbreaking Ceremony on May 19 ( Top picture, left to right) are Ryan Larsen, CEO; Dan Watermeier, State Senator, District, 1; Trevor Roberts, Sampson Construction; James Walker, Sampson Construction; Heath Franzen, Sampson Construction; Sandra Catlin, APRN, Family Medicine Clinic ; Linda Winkelman, RN, Surgery and Outpatient Clinic Supervisor; Joe Buckminster, IT Supervisor; Laura Redoutey, Nebraska Hospital Association President; Michael Hamilton, Altus Architectural Studios; Margaret McInteer, CMC Board of Directors Chair; Rodger Merz, CMC
Foundation Board Chair; Dr. David Borg, Family Medicine Clinic; Todd Godemann, Maintenance Supervisor; and Jerry Oliver, Falls City Mayor. Photo by –Jessica Santo.