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May 20, 2013

ORHF donation supports hospital’s MRI program

MILLEDGEVILLE — The Oconee Regional Medical Center’s (ORMC) radiology department is able to offer advanced diagnostic technology for patient comfort with the gift of $229,000 from the donors and volunteers of the Oconee Regional Healthcare Foundation (ORHF) and SHINE (See How Investments Nurture Everyone).

“We continue to provide the technological support to our wellness resources at Oconee Regional Medial Center so our Baldwin County family can benefit from the caring hands that heal our friends; our family right here at home,” said ORHF Director Connie Pitirri-Wilson during a celebratory reception Thursday with community partners and local leaders. “Bringing that care here to Baldwin County requires your support. We simply cannot do it without you and your commitment to quality healthcare in our community.”

Since installation of the new Altair Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine, nearly 400 scans have been completed. 

“[The machine allows] our radiology team, our physicians and the entire care giving team to aid those patients that need these scans to investigate the correct course of action, confirm that the healing process is on the correct path and in the best case scenario that yes, in fact, nothing is wrong,” Wilson said.

The MRI machine weighs 90,000 pounds with the largest piece weighing 11,000 pounds.

“This section of the building was built in 1962 and used to be a bathroom. We broke ground in September and we had to put in three feet of concrete underneath the room,” said ORMC Director of Facilities Jim Walker of the renovated area on the second floor. “With an open atmosphere, it opens up options for patients to feel more comfortable. Thank goodness for this donation to make it possible to update our technology in order to provide the latest and greatest diagnostics in healthcare.”

The ORHF serves the community by raising funds that enhance the mission of the local hospital, supporting projects that fall outside the hospital’s regular revenue stream. The foundation is a non-profit organization and donations it receives are tax deductible.

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