As other rural hospitals struggled to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic, Iron County Medical Center found a way to maximize scan volume and add new clinical capabilities to their radiology department. Learn how upgrading to Philips Incisive CT helped Iron County Medical Center stay in step with innovation and gave them a competitive edge.
It’s estimated that in the United States, 46% of rural hospitals are operating in the red and at least 450 are at risk of closing.1 One exception is Iron County Medical Center, a 15-bed critical access hospital in Pine Knob, Missouri that, according to Erika Griggs, Director of Radiology, treats “very sick people”. Iron County has been able to meet the needs of its community and then some by offering advanced imaging for CT angiograms (CTAs) and pulmonary embolisms (PEs). Until now, those types of scans were something residents would have had to travel up to 45 minutes to receive from larger hospitals.