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Date Published: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Date Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2022

New Advanced Imaging System at Good Samaritan Hospital Provides Enhanced Clarity for Disease Identification

A new, low dose CT scanner and MRI with real-time patient monitoring highlight the renovated 5,000 square-foot department.

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SUFFERN, N.Y. (August 25, 2022) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), announced today that an expanded radiology department with advanced imaging technology is now open and serving patients at the hospital.

WMCHealth and Good Samaritan Hospital leadership and workforce members are joined by elected officials to cut the ribbon for the new Radiology Department.

A new, low dose computed tomography (CT) scanner and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with real-time patient monitoring highlight the renovated 5,000 square-foot department.

The new Spectral CT 7500 system captures inpatient scans quickly with enhanced clarity, for improved disease identification. In addition, the department's new MRI system scans 50 percent faster than earlier generations of the technology with little to no image quality degradation.

Patient Experience Enhancements

Good Samaritan Hospital strives to make the imaging experience pleasant for each patient. To help accomplish this the upgraded radiology department now features ambient lighting and acoustic noise reduction for a more relaxing sensory experience as well as voice guidance and calming visuals. The expanded space also includes four ambient patient bays, six dressing rooms with handicapped access and seven lockers.

"Our patients are the true beneficiaries of this upgrade at Good Samaritan Hospital because it gives them access to many of the same advanced medical technologies found in large medical centers," said Mary Leahy, MD, MHA, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System, a member of WMCHealth. "This modernization project is a component of WMCHealth's commitment to the residents of Rockland County and surrounding area who rely on our hospital for care."

The new Radiology Department at Good Samaritan Hospital is part of a long-term, multi-million-dollar strategic partnership between WMCHealth, Bon Secours Charity Health System and Philips, to support transformation of patient care in our communities.

For more information about the new Radiology Department at Good Samaritan Hospital, visit Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level I, Level II, Level III Trauma Centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes, and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth at Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.

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