Getting through this will require commitment, collaboration and all the resources we can bring to bear as a medical community.
TACOMA, Wash. (PRWEB) March 27, 2020
TRA Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Northwest are shifting gears to care for patients under evaluation for possible COVID-19. Starting Tuesday, March 24, we will only be seeing symptomatic patients (experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath) for urgent X-ray and CT exams at our TRA Lakewood location.
At TRA Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Northwest, providing safe, high quality care is our #1 priority as we navigate the challenges of flattening the curve of COVID-19. By creating a dedicated imaging center for symptomatic patients needing urgent X-ray and CT exams, we intend to serve as a relief valve for hospital emergency departments that are likely to be overwhelmed. We also recognize that reducing exposure for non-COVID patients (including our vulnerable populations) at our remaining TRA and DINW imaging centers is critical to reducing the spread of infection.
TRA has allocated their freestanding imaging center in Lakewood to serve as the first dedicated imaging location for symptomatic patients. Additionally, TRA will be extending billing due dates to help ease patient stress financially during this uncertain time.
“We recognize that this will be a defining moment for our health care system and our region. Getting through this will require commitment, collaboration and all the resources we can bring to bear as a medical community,” states Douglas Seiler, M.D. TRA’s Physician President. “TRA stands with our partners MultiCare Health System and CHI-Franciscan Health as we face this unprecedented challenge together.”
About TRA Medical Imaging
Locally owned, TRA is one the largest physician-owned medical imaging groups in the nation. The group provides professional radiology services to hospitals and clinics throughout Pierce, Thurston and King Counties, as well as Eastern Oregon. Our radiologists provide over 1.4 million interpretations annually with locally-based physicians providing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Today, the medical imaging group has over 100 doctors reading for 12 different company-owned outpatient sites and serving 14 hospitals in the region. TRA is proud to partner with CHI Franciscan Health System and MultiCare Health System, two of the regions premier healthcare providers, to serve their patients. TRA also provides management, staffing and IT services to TRA Medical Imaging centers, Diagnostic Imaging Northwest, The Carol Milgard Breast Center, and other physician groups and providers in the region.
For more information, please visit http://www.tranow.com.