During the November 20, 2018 Greene County General Hospital’s Board of Trustee meeting, the board approved, in a unanimous vote, to acquire new ultrasound equipment. The equipment adds additional ultrasound units to GCGH’s departments as well as provides an upgrade from the current ultrasound technology. The equipment includes two new “Resona 7” Mindray units for the Radiology Department, a portable “TE7” Mindray unit for the Surgical Department and a portable “TE7” Mindray unit for the Emergency Department. The equipment will double GCGH’s current ultrasound equipment availability and increase the scope of services to include 3D/4D ultrasound.
3D ultrasound scans show still pictures of babies in three dimensions. 4D scans show moving 3D images of babies, with time being the fourth dimension. Brenda Reetz, CEO of GCGH, is thrilled the board approved acquiring the equipment, “keeping up with the technology in health care is challenging because it is constantly updating and living in a rural community should not mean that our patients do not have access to the most advanced technology available, we are excited to offer this upgraded system to our patients.” GCGH expects the equipment to be available to patients in about sixty days.