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New digital x-ray elevates level of care

A new digital X-ray suite has opened at Stevenson, reducing wait times and improving care for patients.

“The new equipment will provide significantly improved image quality and faster turn-around time for our patients,” said Jeff Kerk, Manager of Paramedicine.

“We have replaced 30-year old technology with the absolute best piece of digital imaging equipment available today. It is an excellent example of our commitment to build the best, which is one of the pillars in our strategic plan.”

Switching to digital radiology means we will be able to image more patients in the same amount of time and provide faster service and better care to the emergency department, outpatients and inpatients. The state-of-the-art X-ray and a portable digital radiography machine were purchased to replace aging units and improve patient care.