Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream Health announces that Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla., has procured its diagnostic imaging and workflow technologies. A 514-bed facility, Holmes Regional Medical Center includes the only level II trauma center and level II neonatal intensive care unit in Brevard County, Fla.
Patricia “Dianna” Green, director of clinical operations at Holmes Regional Medical Center, says the network is supported by a large Carestream presence—and two units, in particular, have made life easier for radiologists and radiographers alike. The Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus and the Carestream DRX-Excel Plus keep up with the high pace of radiology exams at the facility, she says.
“From a technology standpoint, the systems meet all of our needs,” Green says. “They’re easy to use and allow us to complete core diagnostic exams on inpatients and outpatients. We’re able to perform the exams efficiently and obtain the highest-quality images. The radiologists have been complimentary of the images. The auto long-length imaging option on the DRX-Evolution allows for accurate imaging of the total spine, which is an advantage for our surgeons and technologists.”
Moreover, Carestream’s flagship x-ray room, the DRX-Evolution Plus, offers clinical facilities a table with higher-weight capacity, enhanced pediatric capabilities, and extended tube-column range for high ceilings. And Carestream’s DRX-Excel Plus R/F systems are configured with a table and a tube in one system.
Holmes Regional Medical Center opted to outfit their R/F room with the capabilities of a fully functioning digital radiography (DR) room, as well as the standard features of a conventional R/F room, by installing a Carestream DRX-Ascend system with an overhead tube in conjunction with the DRX-Excel Plus. By installing both systems together, they can operate the radiography exams on the same Carestream ImageView clinical acquisition software as the DRX-Evolution Plus.
To Green, such technologies have been a boon to operations. “Health First is customer-focused and being able to use the newest technology available allows us to provide an excellent customer experience,” she says. “Customers want to be able to get in and out. We’re able to perform their exams very quickly and comfortably, allowing for them to get back home or back upstairs to their rooms, where they want to be.”