Herbert Paris President and Chief Executive Officer
George A. Hunter Vice President,
Robert N. McCue Vice President, Finance
Administration and Human Resources
and Chief Financial Officer
Philip A. Ortolani Vice President, Operations
Scott D. Mills, MD Directo , Medical Staff Affairs
Lois N. Skillings, RN Vice President, Nursing and Patient Care Services
Juliana L’Heureux, CHANS Home Health Care Van McCullough, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community Darlene Chalmers, Mid Coast Senior Health Center
Behavioral Healthcare Thomas Kivler
Intensive Care Brian Viele, RN
Behavioral Health Unit Pamela Dyer, RN
Laboratory Susan Ross
Cardiopulmonary / Diagnostic Imaging Paul Quill
Communications & Marketing Michael J. L’Abbé
Community Health Education Marla Davis, RN
Development Michael Todd
Emergency Holly McCole, RN
Facilities Management Michael Pinkham
Materials Management Rita Renaud
Medical / Surgical / Pediatrics Lori Allen, RN
Health Information Management Patricia Serson
Patient Financial Services Oscar Audie
Pharmacy John Underwood
Quality, Risk Management, and Case Management Barbara McCue
Environmental Services / Food & Nutrition Services Ross Taylor
Fiscal Services Michael Perry
Human Resources Coleen Farrell
Information Services Gale Stoy
Rehabilitation Services Dory Holmes
Staff Development Paul Parker, RN
Surgical Services Lynne Pinkham, RN
Volunteers Millie Stewart
Women’s Health Eileen Delaney, RN
New diagnostic tools
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“This all means fewer call backs for additional images,” she says.
“We expect to be better able to identify abnormalities better, have fewer false positives, and we will be detecting a cancer earlier. Because the image is digital, it can be easily shared electronically.”
“Of course, many women ask if compression of the breast will still be necessary,” says Lynch. “Yes, but the time for imaging will be much less.”
In December, a group from Mid Coast Hospital, Maine Medical Center, and Southern Maine Medical Center all saw presentations by the major manufacturers, Siemens, General Electric, and Hologic. During the next few months a request for proposal will go to these vendors.
Breast MRI New Software & Biopsies
New software for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) will allow much faster processing of breast MRIs. Previously, radiologist Joan Sutcliffe, MD, had to sort though all images manually.
With the new software, much of the sorting can be done by computer. With as many as 2,000 pictures in a single exam, this investment in the software makes great sense, says department manager Paul Quill.
And as of December 18, MRI is being used to guide breast biopsies where that is indicated—again this is of great benefit for breasts with dense tissue and for high risk patients such as those who may have had previous cancer.
According to Lynch, this tool will be used extensively in pre-surgical planning.
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