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Small Town Hospital Care

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Matt talks to John Tricou, Jennifer Grant, and Jenny Hall from Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tricou talks about the updated radiology technology. Jennifer Grant talks about how the updates in the radiology technology will help obtain more accurate results the first time so the hospital calls back fewer patients with false positive results. Jenny Hall talks about the importance of having comprehensive healthcare in the community.

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Matt talks to John Tricou, Jennifer Grant, and Jenny Hall from Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tricou talks about the updated radiology technology. Jennifer Grant talks about how the updates in the radiology technology will help obtain more accurate results the first time so the hospital calls back fewer patients with false positive results. Jenny Hall talks about the importance of having comprehensive healthcare in the community.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6987335?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:14:45 +0000 Small Town Hospital Care Matt talks to John Tricou, Jennifer Grant, and Jenny Hall from Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tricou talks about the updated radiology technology. Jennifer Grant talks about how the updates in the radiology technology will help obtain more accurate results the first time so the hospital calls back fewer patients with false positive results. Jenny Hall talks about the importance of having comprehensive healthcare in the community. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/6987335?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WCIA >>> "our town" in watseka, we' live wcia at the 4:00 hour on "ci living" at third and cherr the in the heart of downtown. you need to come down. we have great music and face painting and lots of great folks down here. it's a good time. jennifer and erin are coming up at 5:00. we need to talk more about watseka. this is a small town, right? you actually have access to big city medical care. joing me i want to get all the names right, dr. john trekue radiologist and jennifer grant and jenny hall the director of medical imaging. doctor, how important is technology in the care of folks nowadays? >> certainly in radiology it's essential. the hospital is providing all the top-notch equipment we can have in this community. we have 160-slide ct scanner in the community. it gives really, really detailed quality exams. we have top-notch ultrasound and mammography and nuclear medicine and we're board certified in radiology and everything is acr accredited. >> to be clear, when you say slices, this is not invasive. for people not familiar with this kind of care, this is all medical technology that scans what's happening inside of you for your treatment without even having to put an iv in. >> correct. that's essential as well. the other thing is we're excited to see we have a new piece of equipment coming in and making use of it in a new way starting next week. any woman with a mammogram understandings it's an anxiety-producing procedure. we take a picture from top to bottom and on an angle. the new machine is done the same way. in fact, it looks the same except for one thing. you get the images now and move the machine top part without moving the breast and get images with more detail and decrease the amount of time people are called back, which is very anxiety-producing. it decreasing the radiation dose and improves our ability to get the actual information that we need. >> because you don't have to move, that hurts less? from what i heard that can be a little painful. we don't know about that. jennif jennifer, tell me a little bit about why this is so important and what you guys are doing. >> it's important because it can -- it's going to reduce our false positive. it's going to reduce our call-backs, which is very anxiety-producing. it's going to be better for patient care, you know, and that's our number one priority. >> what else is happening at imh? >> jenny has some. >> tell me a little more. >> we were talking about all the technology. one of the things that are important is being out in this sort of area. time matters. so things like stroke, our e.r. department sees a about 10,000 people a year. >> wow. >> if you are having a possibility of having a stroke, we have a telestroke system, where we have a live consult with a neurologist in joliet. he can see the patient, and the patient can see him. he can give immediate feedback, so the immediate feedback leads to immediate care. >> when you think that's happening for people watching, this is one of those cases where you want to call. better to call, better safe than sorry? >> absolutely. actual tlily, there's an acronym called f-a-s-t. f is faeshl dropping and the a is arm when you have arm numbness and that kind of thing. the s is when speech has difficulty and t stands for time, as it's time to call. >> when you feel it's happening, call imh. don't hesitate. that's why they're here. >> it's critical within 30 minutes, because treatment needs to start right away. that's why having a hospital in the community is so chris cal. otherwise, you would travel 45 minutes to an hour and a half to get to a doctor. >> time matters and technology matters, and you have it. small town, big city technology at the hospital. we love it. thank you all for being here. we




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