Bingham Memorial Hospital has won a $300,000 grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington.
In conjunction with a contribution from the Bingham Health Care Foundation, the grant will be used to help purchase a state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) scanner. According to Bingham Memorial officials, the technology offers significant benefit to trauma, pediatric, and critically ill patients because it will allow physicians to visualize internal injuries and disease in less time.
“We are always looking towards the future because we want ensure that our patients have access to the latest technology,” says Lisa Wells, director of the radiology department at BMH. “And, in addition to all of the benefits to patients, this advanced CT scanner also makes it much safer for patients by reducing radiation exposure.”
The new CT scanner is currently being installed and should be in full use by the middle of December.