Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Oxford hospital has new ultrasound unit

By Randy McNutt rmcnutt@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        OXFORD - McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital has added an ultrasound device to its expanded Imaging Services Department, which will open Nov. 4.

        The new system will improve image quality for patients and doctors.

        In September 2001, a 76,000-square-foot expansion and renovation project was started at the hospital, 110 N. Poplar St. The first completed phase will be Imaging Services and its fixed-site MRI and space for additional nuclear medicine, mammography, bone density evaluations, stereotactic biopsy services and ultrasound systems.

        “Our expansion project will provide much needed space for new equipment and improved patient scheduling and service,” said Lynn Brown, director of Imaging Services. “We are pleased to offer state-of-the-art ultrasound and take advantage of new imaging technologies as they become available.”

        The ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal organs and tissues, is a Philips HD15000 SonoCT system - the latest in ultrasound technology, she said.

        Meanwhile, the expansion is moving forward quickly.

        It will provide 53,000 square feet of new space and 23,000 square feet of renovated area.

        The project includes 32 new private patient rooms, expanded ambulatory surgery and outpatient treatament space, a new and better patient registration area and lobby, renovated emergency department, space to relocate the Women's Health Services, a new pharmacy and an expanded laboratory specimen collection area.

        “This project will position McCullough-Hyde to meet the changing health care needs of the people we serve well into the future,” said Richard Daniels, president and CEO.


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