New Digital Diagnostic Equipment
March 01, 2008
Terre Haute, IN (March, 08) Terre Haute Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that it is among the first hospitals in the Wabash Valley to introduce the Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS).
“The ability to view diagnostic images quickly on our computer network brings critical information right to the physicians at the point where they are making decisions and administering care,” says Mindy Balka, Director of Business Development and Public Relations. “Now, there’s no more chase for film records, the CT or MR image needed is just a click away, helping us provide better care for our patients.”
The state-of-the-art patient record system digitally acquires and stores and retrieves diagnostic images. The PACS system advanced digital technology replaces film and creates images, such as those from X-Rays, CT or MRI exams, directly on electronic plates. Image files are then stored on magnetic discs and can be retrieved on command and viewed digitally, helping physicians make decisions and begin patient treatment more quickly. In addition to decreased waiting time for patients, the new technology includes electronic tools that assist in detailed analysis.
Located at 3901 South 7th St. in Terre Haute, Terre Haute Regional Hospital is a 278-bed community-based hospital. Regional Hospital is an organization dedicated to its Mission, Values and Vision and is committed to providing quality, individualized patient care to the communities we serve. Today, the hospital offers the latest expertise and technology in areas including emergency services, cardiology, outpatient imaging, and surgery. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Terre Haute Regional Hospital looks forward to continuing to serve its friends and neighbors and growing with the community. We're more than a hospital, we're a family!
For more information about Terre Haute Regional Hospital and the services they offer, please call (812)232-0021 or visit RegionalHospital.com