Cutting-Edge Care

The Mmcsc Foundation Has Raised Nearly $1 Million For New Equipment And Comprehensive Services.

With the support of local businesses, community organizations, residents, patients, physicians, board members, Auxilians and employees, the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) Foundation raises funds to expand hospital services, develop new programs and bring cutting-edge technology to patient care. Funds are raised through individual and estate gifts, thrift and gift shop proceeds, and special events. In 2019, nearly $1 million funded the following:

- CT scan machine with artificial intelligence software: MMCSC physicians are using what’s known as Fractional Flow Reserve CT (FFR- CT), which detects blockages in heart arteries—a sign of heart disease—in a noninvasive way. Patients who are experiencing chest pain receive a coronary CT scan. If any blockages are found, the CT images are then analyzed by a supercomputer using artificial intelligence software called HeartFlow® Analysis.

The software generates a personalized, three-dimensional model of the patient’s arteries, which is used to develop a treatment plan.

- Stereotactic breast biopsy with tomosynthesis: This equipment was purchased for the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, which provides breast cancer screening and treatment. With this advanced biopsy system, radiologists use three-dimensional imaging to better identify suspicious areas in the breast and remove samples of tissue. The procedure is quicker than the standard, two-dimensional one and is comfortable because patients lie facedown on a memory foam biopsy table.

- Better Health: The Better Health Senior Membership program for adults ages 55 and older provides access to free screenings, exercise classes and health education.

- Vocera badge: This device, funded by a generous donation from Jan Krusch, improves hospital communication. Worn by healthcare providers, it allows staff members to quickly locate colleagues and get help in an emergency. Providers can communicate hands-free, schedule reminders and receive secure text messages and alert notifications.

- Temporal artery thermometers: Placed on the forehead, these devices record body temperature quickly and accurately. They capture heat from the temporal artery (the major blood vessel in the head).

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