Manning Regional Healthcare Center

MRHC Introduces New GE Revolution Maxima CT Scanner

The radiology department at Manning Regional Healthcare Center recently upgraded their CT scanner to the state-of-the-art GE Revolution Maxima. The previous CT scanner was installed in 2010 at the former hospital location and brought to the new facility in 2014. 

“With the acceleration of technology and the advancement of AI software, our old scanner quickly became outdated making the need for a new CT scanner a top priority,” said Director of Radiology, Linda Croghan, RT (R) (M)(CT)(ARRT). “Upgrading to a new model scanner allows for high resolution imaging, lower radiation exposure, more weight capacity and smart technology to account for specific patient anatomy.” 

Previously, some patients had to be referred to other locations to receive CT services due to the aging technology.

“With this new machine we have not had to refer anyone to other facilities in order to receive higher-quality scans,” said Croghan.

The new system improves patient position accuracy and simplifies the entire patient set-up process by providing one-click, hands-free detection and automation. The new scanner also reduces noise, decreases patient breath hold times, reduces time in the scanner, accelerates exam time from start to finish, reduces patient dose, and decreases contrast quantity. It improves the exam quality on patients where hardware (such as joint replacement) is present with metal artifact reduction software. 

One of the unique features the CT scanner offers is the ability to the demonstrate the scan process to those who speak a different language or young children who may not understand directions or what is being asked, making the process more convenient for all who use the services.

“With this new scanner, we are able to deliver more personalized and comfortable care due to hands-free operation,” Croghan said. “Our plan is to begin offering early detection cancer screenings.”

MRHC is offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus for a radiology technologist to start immediately. The qualified candidate will have a permit to practice radiography in the state of Iowa, be a graduate of an AMA-approved radiologic technology program, and have a current certification as a radiographer ARRT-R. To learn more about this position visit www.mrhcia.com/careers.

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The Recovery Center at Manning Regional Healthcare Center is now offering Prime for Life classes (OWI course for the Iowa DOT) on the third weekend of every month on Friday and Saturday for seven hours.

“We are always looking to expand the services we offer in our local community and surrounding areas,” said Recovery Center Director, Taya Vonnahme, MSN, RN, ARNP, tCADC. &l

MRHC Begins Family Health, Safety and Fitness Challenge

MRHC is excited to announce a fun challenge for families in Manning and surrounding communities. MRHC is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our community members, so in recognition of that as well as safety month, MRHC has created an interactive BINGO challenge promoting summer health and safety.

“Maintaining and promoting families’ health remains a consistent f