Hospital Makes Big Investment

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Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville has pumped nearly $2 million into upgrading its imaging technology. The investment involves a high-tech MRI suite that includes customizable music and visual features. December 16, 2013

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CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. - Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville celebrated its new MRI suite with a community open house Thursday, Dec. 5. The MRI suite is located in the radiology department at the hospital, 1710 Lafayette Road in Crawfordsville.

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville purchased the new MRI - the Optima MR450w 1.5T MR system with GEM Suite coil technology from GE Healthcare. The MRI delivered around Oct. 22, 2013 with installation following.

The new MRI system is designed to help maximize comfort for patients with:

-A wider patient area to add space around you

-A table surface designed to alleviate pressure points

-A coil system that enables feet-first imaging for all exams

-Uncompromised imaging capability for area physicians.

In addition, the MRI suite is equipped with Caring MR Suite technology, which allows for patient iPad control and is pre-programmed with musical themes, the ability to dock the patient's iPhone or iPad and have custom selections, as well as different ceiling images and color LED lighting.

"Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville is committed to providing state-of-the art technology. By installing this new MRI suite, it will offer a more comfortable experience for the patients," said Nancy Sennett, chief nursing officer for Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville. "The imaging quality is superb and will help physicians diagnose the various issues they are looking for."

About Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville is a member of Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest with 13 growing hospitals, approximately 20,000 employees and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence. Celebrating more than 100 years of service to the community, we provide dedicated outpatient women's services, a fully-staffed emergency department, extensive radiology, therapy services, orthopedics, cancer care and geriatric behavioral health and also has Franciscan Physician Network offices located throughout Montgomery County. For more information, please visit StE.org/Crawfordsville.

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville is also available through social media. On Facebook, visit Facebook.com/StEHealth; on Twitter visit Twitter.com/StElizabeth; and on Pinterest visit Pinterest.com/StEHealth.

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