Johnson County Hospital invests in staff to benefit patients and communityPosted: Mar 11, 2013
Johnson County Hospital has educated and trained two technologists, Anne Dorn and Crystal Binder to become certified mammography technologists.
In order to perform mammograms a technologist must complete a minimum of 40 hours of contact training and 25 supervised mammograms. However, Johnson County Hospital decided to further invest in the technologists and have them become certified mammographers, which required an additional 75 supervised mammograms and more than 50 competency verifications.
Both Anne and Crystal began their training last May. Crystal received her certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in January and Anne received her certification in the beginning of March. With the addition of Anne and Crystal as certified mammography technologist, Johnson County hospital now has three credentialed staff members (Anne, Crystal and JoLene Bartels) who can perform mammograms.
Johnson County Hospital has seen an increase in the number of patients receiving mammograms since they acquired their digital mammography equipment in 2011. In order to better serve the community Johnson County Hospital felt it important to increase services from two days of limited hours to five days. This effort was made possible from funds obtained from the Nebraska Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and in January Johnson County Hospital increased its services.
Johnson County Hospital has performed 70 mammograms since increasing their days of service. “One out of eight women will unfortunately be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime,
and the success of their treatment is early detection,” said Anne Dorn, Radiology Department Director. “Our goal is to increase the number of women who get their annual mammograms, which will also allow us to detect cancer in its early stages. We are doing this by providing more access to mammography in our rural area, because we know that providing excellent healthcare locally is a great benefit for our patients.”
Johnson County Hospital increases mammography servicesPosted: Jan 09, 2013
Johnson County Hospital has increased mammography exam services to five days a week, thanks to a $37,491 grant received in 2012 from the Nebraska Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The expanded services began on January 1 of the new year.
Grant funds from the Nebraska Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure enabled radiology director, Anne Dorn, and technologist, Crystal Binder, to attend training and attain their mammography certifications and credentialing. Grant funds were also used to support salaries and benefits. Anne and Crystal, along with new staff member, JoLene Bartels, are performing the exams.
“We want to impact our patients' lives through increased availability of digital mammography services,” said Diane Newman, Administrator. “We want to keep healthcare accessible for all locally, so our patients can receive care in the community. Our goal is to increase the early detection of breast cancer by providing more access to mammography in rural southeastern Nebraska.”
Pictured (left to right) with the new, state-of-the-art digital machine are Crystal Binder, JoLene Bartels and Anne Dorn
Hospital purchases new, state-of-the-art fetal heart monitorPosted: Nov 26, 2012
Johnson County hospital is pleased to announce that they have purchased a new, state-of-the-art fetal hearth monitor, which went into use earlier this month. The $17,500 piece of equipment was paid for in part from $7,500 in grant funds secured from the Rogers Foundation and a $2,500 donation from the Johnson County Hospital Foundation.
“This new equipments offers us more options than our previous machine, so we can continue enhancing patient care for our expecting mothers,” said Ruth Bossung, Director of Nursing. “We are very grateful to the Rogers Foundation and the Johnson County Hospital Foundation for helping us to fund this project.”
Pictured with the new machine is Ruth Bossung, Director of Nursing.