12/17/2014

New CT Scan Technology, Now Available at Alice Hyde Medical Center

Alice Hyde Medical Center continues to fulfill its mission of providing the North Country with Advanced Medicine and Compassionate Care.  The Medical Center has invested in a new, state of the art GE 128-slice CT Scanner.  The Optima CT 660 is GE’s latest generation intelligent CT system. 

Alice Hyde Medical Center’s new scanner provides exceptional image quality while reducing patient radiation dose. The Medical Center is the first hospital north of Glens Falls to have this technology.  “We are proud to bring this technology to the North Country,” said Douglas DiVello, President at Alice Hyde Medical Center.  “This new technology provides patients with the very best in imaging capability, close to home.”

The CT Scanner is a 128 slice scanner, which is an upgrade from Alice Hyde’s current 64 slice GE CT scanner. The increased number of slices provides a higher resolution 3-D image, allowing for clearer images of patient anatomy in the same amount of time. The new CT scanner also uses ASiR Technology, which helps reduce the patient’s dose of radiation significantly, while not compromising the clarity of the images. Alice Hyde Medical Center invested in GE’s DoseWatch technology, which helps monitor a patient’s lifetime dose of radiation.  “DoseWatch will allow us to access a patient’s dose history, and then determine the appropriate dose levels for each procedure,” said Dr. Mordi Rehany, Chief Radiologist at Alice Hyde Medical Center.  “The patient benefits by receiving their high quality diagnostic procedure at the lowest reasonably achievable dose,” said Rehany.

The new CT Scanner is now in use. For more information on CT services at Alice Hyde Medical Center, visit www.alicehyde.com or call the Medical Imaging Department at 518-481-2304.

12/9/2014

Alice Hyde Medical Center Welcomes New OB/GYN

Alice Hyde Medical Center is pleased to announce that William Walker, MD, Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, has joined its team of providers at Alice Hyde Women’s Health.

Dr. Walker completed his obstetrical and gynecological residency at York Hospital in Pennsylvania after attending the Medical College of Georgia.  He brings 28 years of experience in the fields of obstetrics and gynecological medicine. “We are fortunate to have such an experienced physician join our team,” said Douglas DiVello, President at Alice Hyde Medical Center.  “We strive to bring the highest quality providers to our patients, and we have found that in Dr. Walker.”

Dr. Walker prides himself on providing quality care with caring, concern and compassion. He is currently seeing patients at Alice Hyde Women’s Health, located at 16 Third Street in Malone.  He joins Dr. Eleazar O’Garro in providing comprehensive OB/GYN Services, including high risk pregnancies, the management of menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and general gynecological services such as annual exams and screening tests. “I’m excited to come on board,” said Dr. Walker. “I look forward to growing our practice and becoming a part of this community.” To schedule your appointment, please call 518-481-2896.

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