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St. Luke's Jerome Gets $400,000 Mammography Equipment Upgrade
Jerome, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) St. Luke's took over the former St. Benedict's Medical Center in Jerome about a year and a half ago.
Now St. Luke's Jerome is on a good solid foundation, and the health care system has invested over a million dollars in capital improvements during the last year. That includes switching over to electronic medical records, and now new mammography testing equipment will soon be installed.
St. Luke's Jerome CEO Jim Angle says, "We're upgrading from an analog system to a digital system, which allows better quality and better information to women in terms of diagnostic procedure. So that's just one example, and that's about a $400,000 investment for our community."
Angle says the electronic medical records allow the doctors in Jerome to consult with specialists in Twin Falls. He says that results in better communication for both health professionals and their patients.
Jan. 9, 2013.