CRMC Radiology to host Open House

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Radiology Manager Jeanna Bergendahl (right) and JoAnn Ehrig, Radiology Technician, review an image from a recent digital mammography exam at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. CRMC purchased the state of the art digital mammography unit earlier this summer. Photo contributed

Women's Health Seminar to follow

The Cherokee Regional Medical Center Radiology Department will be holding a come and go Open House on Thursday, Oct. 14 from 5:30 -7 p.m.

The public is encouraged to come see the new full field digital mammography unit that was installed earlier this summer, plus the 16-slice CT scanner, MRI, bone densitometry and more.

"We are proud to offer these cutting edge radiologic services at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. The purchase of the state of the art digital mammography unit and upgrading to 3-D/4-D ultrasound imaging are recent examples of Cherokee Regional Medical Center's commitment to serve our patients at the highest level," said CRMC Radiology Manager Jeanna Bergendahl.

"There really is no reason to travel elsewhere to have these services performed when you have the latest technology and an in-house radiologist available right here at Cherokee Regional Medical Center."

After touring the department everyone is invited to the CRMC Cafeteria for an assortment of finger foods and refreshments.

"We encourage everyone to come and learn more about the high quality health care available to them so close to home," said Kent Lundquist, Public Relations and Marketing Manager for CRMC. "This is a great opportunity for the public to see firsthand the investment Cherokee Regional Medical Center is making for the well being of the residents of Cherokee county and the surrounding areas."

Following the Open House, there will be an educational Women's Health Seminar held from 7-8 p.m. in the CRMC 1st Floor Conference Room. Various topics will be discussed including, self breast examination, the importance of mammography screening and the advantages of digital mammography.

In addition, CRMC surgeon Dr. Jason Dierking will be on hand to provide information about the newest surgical procedures now available at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. At the conclusion of the presentation, a delicious assortment of cheesecakes, fresh fruit and flavored coffees will be served.

"Some women have a tendency to put their own health on the back burner when it comes to balancing multiple schedules for work, family, etc.," stated Bergendahl. "Because of this, we feel it was important to offer a brief but informative seminar regarding some relevant women's health topics."

Lundquist agreed, "With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is the perfect time to offer a program of this nature. We hope that women of all ages will take this opportunity to learn more about these important health topics."

He added, "This event will provide a comfortable setting for women to ask any health related questions they may have or simply to step away from their busy schedules and relax amongst friends."

Door prizes will be given away at the Open House and Women's Health Seminar and both events are offered at no cost to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Anyone interested in participating in the Women's Health Seminar needs to RSVP to Leann, at (712) 225-3368 Ext. 200 by Friday, Oct. 8. Space is limited for the Women's Health Seminar so it is important to register early to reserve a spot.

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