Advanced Imaging and Surgical Services Campaign at Woodland Healthcare

Woodland Healthcare Foundation has embarked upon the largest campaign in our history with a goal of raising $3 million to help support the purchase of a CT scanner, nuclear medicine camera and surgical equipment and the renovation of centralized sterilization processing and operating rooms in the hospital and ambulatory surgery center.

With tremendous community support and 100% participation from Woodland Healthcare Board of Trustees, we have raised to date $2,657,822 million.

 

  

Advanced Imaging Services

MRIThe impact of imaging in diagnosis and treatment continues to grow. Advances in imaging technology have led to earlier and more accurate diagnoses, reduced the need for exploratory surgery, decreased the time needed for imaging, and lowered radiation exposure. Investing in imaging will allow Woodland Healthcare to continue to provide patients the best care locally – with powerful, state-of-the-art medical technology.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body. Woodland Healthcare performs more than 3,000 MRI scans annually. We seek to upgrade the current MRI system with new hardware and software that will:

  • Improve image quality
  • Provide additional sequences to assist radiologists in the diagnosis of patients

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear CameraNuclear medicine encompasses the use of medical radioisotopes to image various parts or systems in the human body by injecting tiny amounts of “radiotracers” to assess the functions of organs or body systems. Woodland Healthcare seeks to replace the current gamma camera that creates the diagnostic images.

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

DBTDigital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), also referred to as 3D mammography, is an innovative technology that uses low dose x-rays to create high resolution, three dimensional images. Woodland Healthcare seeks to acquire a DBT system to complement existing technology, enhancing breast cancer screening for our patients.

Inpatient and Outpatient Surgical Services

Main ORAdvances in medical technology and surgical technique have increased the demand for both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. This increasing demand is quickly approaching the capacity of our surgical facilities to provide for our community.

Inpatient Surgery

Advances in surgery have dramatically improved our surgeons’ ability to address patients’ medical needs. These advances include equipment and approaches that require expansion and reconfiguration of existing surgical suites. Updating our operating rooms and redesigning the hospital’s pre-operative, post-operative, and recovery areas will allow WHC to offer the continuum of care to meet our community’s needs.

Outpatient Surgery

Surgery CenterAdvances in less invasive surgery and pain control have allowed more surgical procedures to be performed on an outpatient basis. In fact, nearly 60% of all surgery patients in the U.S. head home soon after surgery has been completed. Looking ahead, investment in outpatient surgical services is vital to responding to this trend. Woodland has advanced surgical procedures available locally, an advantage over many similar communities. To continue to provide for advanced medical care here at home, the campaign will support:

  • Enlarging the space to better accommodate a wide range of procedures
  • Updating equipment
  • Updating surgery staff prep areas for better work flow
  • Improving patient experiences and outcomes

The volume of outpatient surgical procedures is expanding each year. Over the long-term, we envision enhancements that will:

  • Improve pre- and post-operative areas for the comfort of our patients
  • Improve waiting areas for family and loved ones
  • Optimize design of surgery suites and add updated equipment as needed
  • Improve patient flow while increasing storage space