Nashville, Tenn., (April 5, 2012) – TriStar Centennial Medical Center and sister facility TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center recently donated computed radiography medical imaging systems to Project C.U.R.E. The computed radiography reader systems produce high quality x-ray images of different areas of the body, including the chest, abdomen, and head.
PROJECT C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment) provides donated medical equipment and supplies to partner organizations that help meet the healthcare needs of underserved communities around the world. The donated imaging equipment would cost about $180,000.
“This was a great opportunity to assist healthcare needs elsewhere in the world as we were upgrading our technology to provide higher quality imaging services to our patients here in Nashville,” said Wayne Reid, vice president of imaging services at TriStar Centennial. “We hope this digital x-ray equipment will be an exciting and life-saving addition for a community in need of healthcare imaging equipment to better serve its residents.”
“An exceptional piece of equipment such as the one donated from Centennial will be shipped to one of our more modern facilities that is able to utilize it appropriately,” said Gregg Cox, Project C.U.R.E. Nashville Director.
Prior to shipping to any overseas facility, a trained volunteer evaluator will travel to the facility and conduct an on-site assessment, he said. After meeting with the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals following a standardized evaluation procedure, the evaluation will be used to determine the appropriate supplies and equipment for that particular project.
Since its inception 25 years ago, PROJECT C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief to needy people in more than 125 countries.
TriStar Centennial Medical Center, part of HCA/TriStar Health System, is a 657-bed facility that is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). One of Tennessee’s most complete medical facilities, the hospital campus is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. To learn more, visit TriStarHealth.com and click on TriStar Centennial Medical Center or call (800) 242-5662.
TriStar Centennial Medical Center imaging department team members Gena Ellis (left) and Kristin Gullickson (right) help Project C.U.R.E. volunteer Sandy Sanders (back) move imaging systems the hospital donated to Project C.U.R.E.