GGH Celebrates Construction of New Imaging Center

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GGH Celebrates Construction of New Imaging Center

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Grady General Hospital will soon begin construction that includes the expansion of services and technology.

The plan features a significant investment in updating and expanding GGH’s Radiology Department. The imaging center will gain square footage to accommodate new technology—digital ultrasound, a fixed-site 1.5 magnet  MRI scanner, a 64-slice CT scanner and a digital mammography unit.

Medical imaging is the technique and process used to create images of the human body for clinical purposes.

“Whether expecting parents overjoyed as they see their new baby for the first time on the ultrasound monitor, or a grandmother who just wants to make sure she’s in good health, advancements in medical imaging have enabled us to celebrate life’s happiest moments as well as detect and diagnose disease at their earliest, most treatable stages,” said Kim Gilliard, GGH director of radiology.

 “Imaging innovations have turned countless patients into survivors,” said radiologist Thomas C. Fearneyhough, MD. “Medical imaging guides physicians and patients in determining the most appropriate and effective care.”

“It’s important for patients to have access to quality healthcare locally,” said Gilliard. “We are proud that our patients will soon have access locally to the best modern imaging technology.”

“In 2011, our patients and their families have seen aesthetic changes to our main lobby, cafeteria, labor and delivery area and private patient rooms,” said LaDon Toole, GGH administrator. “Our new construction project is another unique opportunity to better meet the healthcare needs of our community. Archbold continues to contribute to our community, and for that we are very grateful.”

A construction ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the Grady Fifth Street Café. The community is invited to attend.