Vascular Lab at Regional Hospital of Scranton Relocates
Feb. 20, 2012 – As part of the commitment to make significant capital investments over the next five years, Regional Hospital of Scranton has relocated its vascular lab to provide patients with easier access and a more comfortable, patient-friendly environment. The vascular lab is now in the ancillary building across from the parking garage and next to the emergency department.
The diagnostic space includes an office and two out-patient exam rooms. "Regional's engineering and maintenance department, managed by David Mattei, made wonderful changes to the area," says Elaine Walker, vascular lab director. Our new surroundings now reflect the same care we strive to provide to our patients," she added.
In the vascular lab, radiologists use Doppler ultrasound technology to help physicians diagnose vascular conditions, such as carotid stenosis. Early diagnosis and treatment of some vascular problems can help prevent stroke, deep vein thrombosis and peripheral vascular disease.
The Regional Hospital of Scranton vascular lab staff, under the supervision of medical director John Kutz, M.D., is registered with The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). ARDMS credentials document personal achievement of recognized professional standards and are widely accepted in the medical community by sonographic and vascular professional organizations.
"Our lab has advanced vascular equipment connected to our picture archiving and communications system (PACS)," says Cindy Segar-Miller, Regional's chief operating officer. "This allows radiologists to have access to vascular images quickly, whether in their offices or at home. Now it's in a modern area uniquely designed to serve outpatients," Ms.Segar -Miller says.
Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with inpatient coverage seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Appointments may be made by calling 340.5440.
The staff of the vascular lab in their new area on second floor in the ancillary building, L-R: Kristen MacDonald, RVT ; Elaine Walker, RN, MSN, director; Patrick Nash RVT; John Kutz, MD, medical director; Candice VanEtten, BS, RVT, lead tech; and Brett Sullivan, RVT.