GHD's grant of $622,000 to the Grossmont Hospital Foundation will upgrade Grossmont Hospital's MRI scanner
The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of
directors has unanimously approved a grant of $622,000 to the Grossmont Hospital
Foundation for upgrading Grossmont Hospital's magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
GHD said its funds will result in a minimum of 2,500 MRI scan procedures annually. The last time the scanner was upgraded was more than 10 years ago, Foundation officials said.
MRI machines, which cost $1 million or more, can assist in a variety of diagnoses, ranging from strokes, heart attacks and chest pains to spinal cord compressions and evaluation of brain tissue.
The Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency in San Diego's East County region, supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego's East County region and serves as landlord of Grossmont Hospital on behalf of local taxpayers. The District, formed in 1952, is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent nearly 500,000 people residing within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County. For more information about GHD, visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.
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