In 2019, CoxHealth employees who support Skaggs Foundation approved a $5,000 project to install cameras for MRI. These cameras are making the MRI team’s job easier and enables them to respond more quickly when a patient is in distress.
“The cameras for the MRI suite have been a tremendous asset,” says Meghan Elet, MRI technologist. “With the current position of the MRI machine, we weren’t able to visualize the patient as well as we would like. The cameras allows us to better see the patient and quickly address any concerns during their test.”
Elet explained that before the cameras were installed, it was impossible to see inside the bore of the magnet.
“So if the patient was moving, you wouldn’t know for some time later once the pictures were acquired,” she says. “Now, we have a monitor right beside our scanning console and we can respond faster if the patient is moving or in some kind of distress, allowing us to address the issue sooner and take corrective action.”
The cameras also provide a sense of security for patients.
“MRI’s can be daunting and worrisome for some patients,” Elet explained. “Now, they know that although we aren’t in the room with them, we are close by and can observe them the whole time. The cameras have made staff feel more at ease because we have a better visual on the patient throughout their exam. It truly allows for a safer and positive experience for all involved.”
If you are a CoxHealth employee who wants to be part of healthier, safer tomorrows join us for one or both of these upcoming events at Cox Medical Center Branson:
• On Friday, March 27, Skaggs Foundation will hold a payroll drive in the cafeteria from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Stop by for a special treat. Employees who enroll to give at a minimum of $5 per pay period or current donors who increase their gift by at least $1 per pay period will receive an awesome gift from the foundation.
• On April 3, we are hosting our annual Employee Donor Appreciation Barbecue in the Tree Rooms from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for current donors and those wishing to enroll. Stop by for a delicious lunch!