“This clinic serves about 20,000 people in the city, and our goal is to make it self-sustaining,”
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2011
Responding to a routine call for equipment specifications, iCRco, a global leader in providing innovative digital x-ray solutions, recently donated two iCR3600 digital radiography systems to help improve health care conditions for Haitians in the town of Gonaives. iCRco announced that the x-ray equipment is in the final installation process and will be used to treat patients in January, 2012.
Last year, Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. One of the organizations responding early to the urgent call for medical care was Health4Haiti, which had established a presence in Haiti several years before the earthquake struck.
“About two months ago,” said Dr. John Smith, president of Health4Haiti. “We were trying to get things lined up for a dark room set-up we had in Haiti, and just called for information. But iCRco recommended that we go digital so we wouldn’t have to have a dark room and film and the chemicals. The speed with which it happened was very impressive.”
Having previously deployed several systems to Haiti at the onset of disaster, Stephen Neushul, iCRco CEO, was impressed with the Health4Haiti staff. “It was really encouraging because they were really trying to make a difference. The donation was in my mind since he first contacted us.”
“Plus, they now have equipment that is a great fit. The True Flat Scan Path™ technology of the iCR3600 is well suited for the H4H environment because it doesn’t have the series of gears and belts and motors that can cause maintenance issues."
Smith noted that providing medical care in Haiti comes with a unique set of challenges. “We’ve been building a clinic there for the last four years with all the impediments of earthquakes, hurricanes, and cholera epidemics,” he said. “We just opened it, and the staff is actually seeing patients there year-round as opposed to just a couple of weeks a year.
“This clinic serves about 20,000 people in the city, and our goal is to make it self-sustaining,” he continued. “The x-ray equipment donated by iCRco will generate revenue, which will help us achieve that goal.”
Founded in 1990 by Stephen Neushul, iCRco has introduced several innovative technologies with its direct digital radiography, computed radiography, film digitizer and PACS product lines. In 2002, iCRco introduced the first computed radiography machine to have True Flat Scan Path™ technology. Today, iCRco continues to lead its medical imaging categories through the development of innovative digital x-ray imaging solutions, including a complete suite of x-ray imaging hardware, PACS, imaging software and integrated solutions for the medical, chiropractic, dental, veterinary and non-destructive testing markets.