(Victorville) -– Through the efforts of grant writer Florence White, Victor Valley Community Hospital to receive grant funding of $100,000 from the prestigious Henry L. Guenther Foundation that will enhance community access to detailed and timely diagnostic imaging.
Grant funds will be applied to replace older equipment with advanced technology. Applied to the imaging department enhancement campaign, the funding will increase the imaging capabilities of the facility, providing better diagnostic attributes for radiologists that in-turn provides better patient care.
Patients requiring CT or MRI scans, including the 100 plus per day patients seen through the Emergency Department, will benefit from the enhanced services.
Hospital-wide, this will decrease the amount of time that patients have to wait for imaging services such as CT scans that are utilized in detection of cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
With more precise imaging technology, cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), heart failure, and pericardial disease can be detected earlier, allowing patients, doctors and the facility to partner in interventional programs that will have greater impact.