Good Samaritan to Purchase New Echo Vascular Ultrasound Machine for Dayson Heart Center

During Thursday’s Board of Governors Meeting, Good Samaritan approved the purchase of a new Philips Echo Vascular Ultrasound Machine for the Dayson Heart Center. The new machine will replace an older version that was purchased by the department 12 years ago in 2007. The budgeted equipment will cost $186,415.

“The technology has greatly changed in that time frame. The Echo/Vascular Lab continues to be a very important service line for the Dayson Heart Center and is consistently busy with both inpatient and outpatient volumes,” said Chris Ross, Director of Dayson Heart Center. “The new machine is intelligently designed to provide extraordinary levels of image quality, putting us at the forefront of imaging technology. Being able to provide high quality images using up-to-date technology is very important to our mission. Our experience with Phillips Medical has been a positive one and they have demonstrated reputable and reliable service for us.”

According to Ross, Good Samaritan negotiated with Philips to leverage a $33,000 promotional credit for the trade-in of the old machine and provide a software upgrade for an existing Echo Vascular Machine while remaining under budget.

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