Ottumwa Regional Health Center Holds Open House to Celebrate New Technology

OTTUMWA-An open house was held in the Imaging Department at Ottumwa Regional Health Center on Wednesday, February 1st to showcase a newly renovated X-Ray suite and new 3D mammography machine as well as an updated look throughout the department.  It was also an opportunity to talk to providers and community leaders about the comprehensive array of imaging services available to the ORHC service area.

“We truly have a wide-array of imaging amenities in our hospital,” said Matt Woods, Director of Imaging. “And we are very conscious of planning ahead as technology is constantly changing.”  The imaging department at ORHC offers MRI, Diagnostic X-ray, 128 slice CT, 3D and digital mammography, bone density scanning, nuclear medicine and comprehensive ultrasound services.  Many of these are available 24 hours a day.

The department is proud to say they are accredited by the National College of Radiology in mammography, MRI and computed tomography and their staff is very experienced in providing a high standard of care for every patient.

“Our radiologists provide comprehensive diagnostic and interventional imaging services,” says Dr. Russ Norwood of Radiology Partners.  “We use clinical best practices and our focus is on quality outcomes and rapid turnaround times.”

Phil Noel, CEO is excited about the new technology and staff.  “The upgrades in our X-ray and new equipment will enable us to continue to provide great care to the communities we serve.  I’m so proud of the imaging staff; they are a wonderful group of caring individuals who work together to provide great care to our patients.  They are a critical part of the healthcare team at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.”

About Ottumwa Regional Health Center

Ottumwa Regional Health Center is a regional referral center with over 650 employees serving the 8 county region providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services and home care.  We are dedicated to treating everyone like family, providing the peace of mind that comes from receiving extraordinary care, close to home.  We are a closely aligned organization that seeks to impact the health of SE Iowa through enhancing our relationships with the community and other health care providers.  For more information, visit