Imaging center installs GE system
Florida Institute for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging in Port Richey announced in May that it has installed GE Healthcare's Centricity PACS-IW, a leading Web-based picture archiving and communications system.
"Centricity PACS-IW represents a revolutionary change in the way we practice radiology," said Dr. Steven Strobbe, president at Florida Institute for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging. "Today's modern imaging modalities, such as computed tomography (CT) scanners, produce an enormous amount of data."
Once the exam has been completed, the radiologists have immediate access to patient images. The radiologists can then manipulate the images using the latest diagnostic techniques, quickly interrogating every nuance of the data, to include three-dimensional manipulation.
Patients will no longer have to carry around stacks of X-ray films, as they will be given CDs that include their imaging exams and reports. Referring physicians may be immediately alerted (via e-mail) when the results of their patients' examinations are available and have secure access to all of their exams online.
For information, call Lori Brienza, RN, LHRM, facilities director, at (727) 868-2151.
Nurse of the Year honored by hospital
Marcia Hanshaw, a registered nurse in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, was named the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's Nurse of the Year at the Good Samaritan Health Clinic's 2009 Nurses' Gala on May 12. Regional Medical Center also congratulates the following nurses who were also nominated: Carolanne Bialkoski of the Special Care Unit and Diana Vanhousen from Medical Oncology.
Horizon welcomes new home care coordinator
Horizon Homecare welcomes Cassandra Keyes as its new home care coordinator. Keyes comes from InHome Medical and Mobility Inc., where she was a sales and marketing representative. Horizon Homecare is at 7421 Ridge Road, Unit 1, Port Richey. Phone number is (727) 844-5600.
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