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The Calendar year of 2020 is shaping up to be an epic year for Minidoka Memorial Hospital. I’m looking forward to many strategic initiatives that have been in the works for last couple of years. The initiatives are coming together in big ways for our patients and the community as a whole.
We are now fully enjoying our improvements to our site that were finished in the fall of 2019 like a new and much safer helipad for emergency transfers, and our new parking lots and expanded EMS and Facility building. These improvements have proven valuable and useful in a very short time.
As we look forward into 2020 there are several new services developing. First, in Radiology is the addition of our specialty room for interventional radiology procedures, allowing us to treat patients locally instead of having to travel to larger facilities. We have also added 3D Mammography and Stereotactic Biopsy capabilities. Again, this allows patients to have these procedures done locally increasing our capability and keeping patients close to home.
We are also excited to add to our service line offerings a Comprehensive Spine Program. Dr. Patrick Cindrich, Neuro Spine Surgeon, comes very well qualified to treat many spine issues. Dr. Cindrich is Board Certified in Neurological Surgery and specializes in Neurosurgery. He did his residency at the Mayo Clinic and graduated from the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine. Dr. Cindrich comes to MMH with over 30 years’ experience in his field of medicine. He will provide patients symptoms and condition treatments as well as surgical treatments for a range of conditions affecting the nervous system.
Another great development for us is the addition of Dr. Chase Nelson, ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) specialist. Dr. Nelson will start in August of 2020 and will be living in our community with his wife and three children. This is one of the specialty service lines that we have been working to bring full time into our community. I’m confident the community will enjoy Dr. Nelson and the great skill set he’s bringing to our surgical and specialty clinic.
And finally, we have added the Mako Robotics technology to our Orthopedic Surgical Program. This technology is used in partial knee, total knee, and total hip replacements. This is a huge leap in technology for our Orthopedic program and has already proven to generate much better outcomes for patients. We are confident this large investment is in the best interest of patient care and surgical outcomes.
I’m so proud of our entire Minidoka Memorial Hospital team of clinicians and other staff that work so hard to bring high quality care and service to this wonderful area we all call home. I feel very blessed to serve as the leader of this wonderful organization and I look forward to many more successful years ahead.
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