Hospital given more than $200,000 for diagnotistics

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By the first week of September, Madera Community Hospital (MCH) will have a new ultrasound unit in its Diagnostic Services Department, thanks to donations totaling more than $200,000.

The purchase of the Toshiba AplioÍ 500 ultrasound unit was made possible through three contributors: The MCH Foundation, which raises money for hospital equipment, received $100,000 from the Red and Nancy Arnold Foundation; a $40,000 grant from Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, with an additional $18,000 pledged; and $65,000 from the MCH League of Volunteers.

These contributions provided the funding for the Toshiba purchase, which will enable MCH to keep up with the growing demand for imaging services.

This past year, the Hospital’s Diagnostic Services Department performed a record number of ultrasound exams, using four ultrasound machines for all inpatient, outpatient, and emergency exams.The Department conducted more than 12,000 exams, representing a 14 percent increase in visits from the previous year...

 

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