Department of the Month
Alliance Community Hospital’s Department of the Month is the Imaging Department.
Fifty-three Colleagues work in the Imaging Department. The department specializes in CAT scan, Radiology, Mammography, Ultrasound, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and Bone Density. The services provided through this department are utilized throughout the hospital including; surgery, CCC and the Center for Pain Management.
"This is a cutting edge department committed to providing comfortable patient care to our surrounding communities," said Troy Todd, PACS administrator.
All radiology images and reports are accessible throughout the enterprise, as well as physician offices, immediately after completion. The only sub-department that isn’t completely digital is Mammography.
Each day this department demonstrates the Planetree Philosophy. They make sure to greet patients in a timely, polite manner, introduce themselves to the patient, anticipate their needs and always thank the patient for allowing them to serve them. They are also sure to always ask if there is anything else they can do before sending a patient on their way.
According to Dave Shroades, Chief Technology Officer, "Finding family in an organization is important. Imaging is a true family of Colleagues, a close knit group, very supportive of each other personally and professionally."
The atmosphere that these Colleagues create is contagious. They work well as a team but find time to laugh and have fun as well.
"The Imaging Department is dedicated to education and excellence in the Imaging fields," said Todd.
The Imaging Department also hosts students from Kent State University in Radiology, Ultrasound, CAT scan, MRI and Nuclear Medicine.
Many of the Colleagues are affiliated with professional organizations in the Imaging field. Some hold leadership roles in these organizations. In the future, Imagings goal is to host continuing education seminars for area technologists.
For more information about the services provided through this department, please log on to ACH’s Web site, www.achosp.org. The Web site contains detailed information about each exam so patients have a better understanding of what the exam is and what to expect during the procedure. Physician order forms can also be printed from the Web site to schedule patients.
Congratulations to the Imaging Department on this great achievement. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. It is because of Colleagues like you that make Alliance Community Hospital a great place to work.