HMH Vice President of Operations Tom Carrico spoke at the April HMH Board of Trustees meeting and reported on the growth of the HMH diagnostic imaging team, who provided more than 174,000 exams in 2016, up from 124,000 in 2011. Carrico said even with the increased volumes, the team is more efficient than ever.
“On average, traditional diagnostic imaging at a hospital emergency department takes two to four hours, but HMH averages just 15 minutes,” said Carrico.
Similarly, average inpatient readings take four to eight hours, but the HMH diagnostic imaging team averages 40 minutes, Carrico said. He attributes the accuracy and speed of diagnostic imaging to improved technology and the high competency of the radiologists and staff.
Board of Trustees member Lisa Boone praised the team, noting her positive experience as a diagnostic imaging patient.
“Why would anyone want to go anywhere else? We have the best care possible right here at HMH,” she said.