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HOSPITAL RECEIVES $80,000 BLUE CROSS GRANT


Bacon County Hospital and Health System was one of 11 hospitals in Georgia who received an $80,000 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation for the purchase of a teleradiology/radiology information system(RSI).Teleradiology allows small rural hospitals to connect with radiologists in larger cities to receive and interpret radiology images.

Utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology and specialized computer monitors, remote radiologists in Savannah, Macon and other major markets will be able to receive images and provide faster diagnosis and consultations to attending physicians in rural areas. Bacon County Hospital and Health System purchase three major components with the BCBS Ga Foundation grant. An image sending station, a transmission network and a receiving/image review station. The receiving/image review station is equipped to receive images and consultations from a Radiologist's office in an urban location.

For more information, contact the Diagnostic Imaging Department of Bacon County Hospital and Health System at 912-632-8961 ext 1022