United Samaritans gets new cancer technology

United Samaritans gets new cancer technology

DANVILLE — Presence United Samaritans Medical Center has invested more than $81,000 in new technology for its cancer center, the hospital announced Thursday.

The new equipment includes three new power exam tables intended to better maneuver patients who aren't easily mobile — for example, patients coming in for cancer therapy in wheelchairs, said hospital spokeswoman Gretchen Yordy.

The tables are equipped with power height and back adjustments and a 650-pound weight capacity, according to the hospital.

United Samaritans also purchased technology called MapCheck, a piece of quality assurance equipment intended to verify radiation dosage distribution, Yordy said.

The cancer center equipment was funded by the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation.

Sections (2):News, Local
Topics (1):Health Care


News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments