Written by: Michael Risinit
MOUNT KISCO — Northern Westchester Hospital is getting a $250,000 state grant to help pay for its new radiology imaging suite.
Hospital officials will unveil the imaging center tomorrow, with the help of state Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson. Ball secured the state money for the hospital.
The imaging suite was the second phase in updating the hospital’s emergency department, an approximately $28 million project. It connects directly to the emergency room and technology allows doctors outside of the hospital to view the images.
“A seamless integration between the Mary and David Boies Emergency Department and radiology is essential for providing rapid assessment of a patient’s injuries. Providing high quality images, with the least radiation exposure, creates a safe environment for patients, while enabling physicians to view high quality images needed for effective patient care,”said David Natoli, administrative director of imaging and cardiology services.
Hospital spokesman Mark Vincent said the new radiology section was completed about two months ago. A ribbon-cutting will be held tomorrow, Vincent added, but the new section won’t be in use for a couple of more weeks until final state approvals are obtained.
“With a lagging economy and continued budget cuts, we need to make sure that our healthcare facilities don’t fall through the cracks. This upgrade expands the kind of quality care that our community expects and deserves,” Ball said.
The ribbon-cutting takes place tomorrow from 1:30 to 2 p.m. in the emergency room.