by John Galer, The Journal-News
An entire building was delivered to Hillsboro Area Hospital on Monday, May 13. It was designed and built specifically to house a new wide bore MRI that will be delivered to Hillsboro in two weeks.
When installed, the community will have the most advanced MRI system in the most advanced imaging environment in central Illinois, according to Rex Brown, HAH President and CEO.
General Electric Medical Systems and PDC of Wisconsin created the GE building systems concept to avoid “creative interpretation in the design and construction of the technical imaging area construction.” Everything required for exacting design and meticulous construction by experts for a perfect imaging environment is included in the construction of the Hillsboro building.
“The new MRI is high tech equipment that requires an equally high tech building design for optimal performance,” Brown said. “That is why we chose to have the building constructed in a controlled environment. By ordering a building designed and approved specifically by GE Medical for their technology, we are assuring our patients that the information procured from the images will be the best possible.”
David Harrison, Chief Nurse Executive, said, “Many design elements have just recently been made available, making our service one of a kind at this point.”
“Our hospital continues to lead in technology,” said Dr. Patty Whitworth, Director of Radiology. “The intent of this major purchase is to continue our leadership in making a difference in the lives of the people in the communities we serve”.