CCMH is celebrating our "Rock Stars of healthcare”-that’s the theme for this year’s National Hospital Week, May 10-16, 2015. It celebrates the men and women who, day in and day out, remain committed to improving the health of their communities through compassionate care, constant innovation and unwavering, unmatched dedication. This is the annual opportunity to thank the dedicated individuals—physicians, therapist, technologist, nurses, support staff, volunteers, administrators and so many more—for their commitment. It’s also a great time for us to tell the hospital story and publicly reinforce the vital role hospitals play in their community’s overall health, which extends far beyond strictly providing medical care.
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CCMH will host their annual blood drive on Thursday, May 14th from 11:30 - 3 p.m. Community Blood Bank from Kansas City is making appointments online at savealifenow.org by clicking the "Schedule an Appointment" icon and enter sponsor code CARROLLCMH.
The event will be located at CCMH in the Jefferson Park dining room. You can enter through the Senior Center doors. CCMH will be providing a shuttle service as a courtesy to take you to and from your car.
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CCMH was able to implement a Career Advancement Program for Professional Nurses through a grant with the Missouri Hospital Association. The career ladder was rolled out in April of 2014. After one year of hard work and dedication to the Nursing Profession, CCMH, our patients, and our community, I am pleased to announce that Becky Cook has successfully challenged the Career Ladder and is an RN 2!
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Carrollton, MO March 4, 2012– Carroll County Memorial Hospital announced today that it has acquired an advanced diagnostic CT system from GE Healthcare. By delivering exceptional images, streamlining productivity and enhancing workflow capabilities, the GE BrightSpeed Elite Select CT will help Carroll County Memorial Hospital physicians make confident diagnoses and better serve patients’ needs.
“Patients are our top priority,” said Jeff Tindle, CEO of Carroll County Memorial Hospital. With our motto being, “People who care…caring for you,” this new GE CT system will help us continue delivering quality care to our patients by providing exceptional diagnostic imaging.”
CT, or computed tomography technology, is an advanced medical exam that physicians use to help them diagnose serious illness or injury – especially when the cause or symptoms are not easily detectable with a conventional physical exam. Enhanced by advanced image reconstruction software and employed in a variety of settings including the ER and outpatient procedures, the GE BrightSpeed Elite Select CT will allow radiologists and other healthcare professionals to “see” inside the body - using a series of X-rays– and help them confidently diagnose and treat patients at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.
The committee evaluating CT systems have heard good reports on the performance and dependability of the BrightSpeed Elite Select CT from GE Healthcare. They also like the fact that GE has its roots in the U.S. “When the MRI unit is installed later this spring,” states Jamie Ross, Director of Radiology Services, “all of the equipment in the Radiology Department will be GE technology.”
Additionally, and in line with the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance’s “Dose Check” initiative, Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s new GE BrightSpeed Elite Select CT features advanced tools that help clinical users manage the dose. “Dose Check” technology will notify and alert CT users prior to scanning if the estimated dose is above their institution’s set values, requires explicit user authority checks when estimated dose exceeds the alert value, enables specifically-defined pediatric and adult alert values, and provides for audit logging, review, and protocol change control capabilities.
“We realize our customers have a choice in facilities to meet their healthcare needs,” concludes Mr. Tindle, “We wanted a workhorse CT system that had a proven track record of image quality and reliability in its daily use. Being a smaller, critical-need hospital, we can’t afford to have equipment downtime. When our neighbors come in with medical imaging needs, we want to deliver. I believe Carroll County Memorial Hospital found a winner with the GE BrightSpeed Elite Select CT.”
The new CT was installed February 6, 2012, For more information about CT services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website www.carrollcountyhospital.org or call 660-542-1695.
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