GBGH x-ray rooms undergo major renovation to better serve the community
Photo: Georgian Bay General Hospital team members gathered to celebrate the completion of the x-ray room renovations in one of the hospital’s two rooms. From left: Linda Gravel, vice president, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive; Allison Cramp, team lead, Diagnostic Imaging; Victoria Ansell, medical radiation technologist; Dr. Nick Lougheed, chief of Diagnostic Imaging; Erin Kominek, manager of Diagnostic Imaging; Karen Redpath, director of Clinical Services; Matthew Lawson, president and CEO; and Aly Wang, project manager.
December 19, 2023 – Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) has just completed a major renovation project within its Diagnostic Imaging department to update two x-ray rooms and install the latest technology. The renovation, which began in late September, was necessary to replace previous x-ray equipment which was near end-of-life and could not keep up with the current workload done by the GBGH’s imaging team. Last year, GBGH completed over 37,000 X-rays.
This renovation and the new equipment were possible due to funds provided to the hospital by the GBGH Foundation and the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance, which supports area hospitals and the care they provide close to home for the communities they serve.
“The complete replacement of both x-ray rooms at GBGH means we are able to better meet the increasing demand for x-rays based on population growth and a large proportion of seniors in our area,” says Erin Kominek, manager, Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiorespiratory and Laboratory, GBGH. “The new x-ray machines provide clearer images, and are more reliable to keep up with the high volume of x-rays we perform every day at GBGH on a walk-in basis, as well as in emergency scenarios.”
The renovations to the two x-ray rooms were completed one at a time over the fall, with one room always in operation to continue meeting patient needs.
“Investing in new technology to improve patient experiences and outcomes is a strategic priority for our hospital,” says Matthew Lawson, president and CEO, GBGH. “The new x-ray rooms are an essential part of providing the latest technology to support team members in performing their work and improving our services in alignment with current and anticipated needs of our community.”
Over the next several years, GBGH is further enhancing the Diagnostic Imaging program by adding Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services. The hospital anticipates launching this service in early 2025, pending final approvals and construction of a 2,500 square foot addition to the existing Diagnostic Imaging department.
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