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Challis Area Health Center Gets Digital Upgrade

By Joy Prudek, News and Community
December 28, 2016

The Challis Area Health Center was recently the recipient of an early Christmas present; imaging equipment donated by St. Luke’s Health System.

Kate Taylor, Administrator for Grants and Special Projects for the Challis Area Health Center, expressed enormous gratitude to all those that made the new equipment possible.

“St. Luke’s Health System donated the equipment, but we also needed funds to remodel the x-ray room in order to optimize utilization of the new equipment,” Taylor explained.

Through a grant application process, the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation awarded $10,000 to the Challis Area Health Center. It was accompanied by a $10,000 personal donation from E. Carlton “Buddy” Wilton, former St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation Board chairman, and his wife Shay Doll. 

“Their remarkable generosity made it possible to remodel,” Taylor said.

Taylor said the project couldn’t have been a success without help from St. Luke’s, including the St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Imaging Staff, St. Luke’s Wood River CEO Cody Langbehn, and Stacey Doby, St. Luke’s Wood River director of physician services.

This new X-ray system will send high quality images to the radiologists at Boise Radiology Group via St. Luke’s Novarad system. In most cases, the radiologists will be able to provide same-day interpretation to providers. Prior to the upgrade, it could take up to two weeks to obtain the same type of information. 

About The Author

Joy Prudek is the manager of public relations for St. Luke's Wood River.

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