Monroe, Wash. – EvergreenHealth Monroe recently expanded its suite of diagnostic imaging technology with the addition of a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine that provides high-resolution images and allows for enhanced patient comfort.
The new equipment offered in EvergreenHealth Monroe’s imaging center in the Sky River Medical Building will benefit patients with a range of needs, and it is particularly useful for obstetrics and gynecology exams. The high resolution allows for precise visibility of all fetal anatomy, including the heart, and also has an enhanced setting that limits the fetus’ exposure to high-frequency sound waves.
Additionally, the new machine offers a higher depth of tissue penetration at a lower frequency, creating a more comfortable patient experience because the provider only needs to use a small amount of pressure when operating the ultrasound wand.
“We are proud to offer the most advanced imaging technology to our patients here in east Snohomish County,” said Renée Jensen, chief administrative officer of EvergreenHealth Monroe. “By enhancing our imaging capabilities, we are also offering patients a more comfortable experience to help them achieve the most positive outcomes.”
The new machine joins two existing ultrasound machines, as well as a full scope of diagnostic imaging equipment used for X-rays, CT scans, cardiovascular scans, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine, DXA scans, mammography and MRI scans.
EvergreenHealth Monroe also offers 3-D mammography technology, which provides detailed digital images of the breast to detect abnormalities at an earlier stage and with more precision. The new ultrasound machine complements this technology, as it can be used to help confirm results of the 3-D mammogram.
For more information on imaging services at EvergreenHealth Monroe, visit www.evergreenhealthmonroe.com/imaging-monroe.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 1,000 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care, infectious disease and travel medicine, and home care and hospice services. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland, a network of 12 primary care practices, five urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland, Monroe, and Redmond campuses. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 74-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Overlake Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated Eastside Health Network and the Puget Sound High Value Network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
In 2017, EvergreenHealth achieved its ninth designation in the last 10 years (2009-2012, and 2014-2018) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades® and was again named one of Healthgrades 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals, placing it among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide based on its outstanding clinical performance. The health system was one of 750 hospitals in the country to earn an ‘A’ grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group and holds a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), one of only 337 nationwide. For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.
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