Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

Due to the moving and retirement of MANY volunteers in the recent months, the Coleman Meals on Wheels is in dire need of delivery volunteers. Currently four routes are delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays to approximately 80 residents who need them and a warm smile too. It only takes one hour.

Extensive praise and thanks is due to the following retiring volunteers for such faithful years of service: Kay and Bill LeMay, Shirley and Thad Sansing, Nelda and W.H. Gorman, Janet and Bill Street, Diann and John Dillingham, Margaret Quintanilla, Alana Brudney and all from the United Presbyterian Church.

These are just the latest crews to retire. Please consider joining this local, volunteer community program. We need you.

Carla Billings 625-5302.

CCMC completes $600,000 of radiology upgrades

CCMC completes $600,000 of radiology upgrades
New GE Optima CT 540 pictured above in the remodel CT Radiological Room.

The latest upgrade to the Radiology Department at Coleman County Medical Center (CCMC) was completed July 11 with the installation of a new GE Optima 540 Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner.   Other replacement equipment purchased by Preferred, the operator of the hospital, included a new C-Arm and a PACs Digital Archiving Server and Software, bringing the total investment in imaging services in the last six months to almost $600,000.   If you entered CCMC during the month of July, you may have noticed the Radiology hallway was blocked off to allow for installation of the new CT scanner.  Marvin Hale, CCMC Maintenance Director, along with Lee Moore and Wayne Felty, completed the renovations to Radiology that were necessary to house the new equipment.   CT scans are diagnostic medical test that produces multiple images of the inside of the human body, much like a traditional x-ray, but much more detailed. The scans are one of the fastest and most accurate tools to examine the abdomen, chest, and pelvis. Most commonly used for trauma patients, abdominal pain, chest pain, pulmonary embolisms, and detection of vascular disease that may lead to stroke, kidney failure, or death.     The new CT scanner installed at CCMC will provide the medical staff with detailed diagnostic information in less time than the old CT machine and with a reduction in patient radiation exposure of up to 40 percent.   The C-Arm is an x-ray unit machine configured in a ‘C’ shape that fits over an exam or surgical table and can be used on a surgical patient during surgical procedures.     The PACs system improves the hospital’s ability to store CT and x-ray images, and transfer those images to radiologists who read the images and provide a report.   “CCMC staff is excited to offer this new state-of-the-art technology to area residents.” reported Raymond DeRay, Radiology Department Manager.  “These improvements will enhance the quality and timeliness of the care we provide.”

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