Lawrence, MA, March 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Lawrence General Hospital will host an evening of “Champagne and Chocolate” to celebrate the opening of their new Imaging Services Pavilion. Women from surrounding communities are invited to attend this gala event on Thursday evening, March 18th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Guests will be invited to tour the facility, meet the medical team and learn why Lawrence General has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence – all while enjoying chocolate and champagne provided by local businesses. Admission is complimentary and valet parking will be provided. Women interested in attending should RSVP by calling 978-946.8220 or by email PublicAffairs@LawrenceGeneral.org.
The new 12,500 square foot Imaging Services Pavilion, boasts a spa-like environment offering the most advanced diagnostic systems available with Digital Mammography, Bone Densitometry, Ultrasound, and the state’s only fully open-bore MRI with the Ambient Experience. (Philips Ambient Experience utilizes a state- of art projector system transforming the room into a virtual theatre. Patients choose soothing music, soft lighting and images which are then projected on specially designed walls, creating an atmosphere of calm and relaxation.)
“At Lawrence General Hospital, we strive to provide our patients with the highest quality of care,” says CEO and President Dianne Anderson. Anderson goes on to say, “Through our investment in faster and smarter technology for the Center, we are able to maintain the highest level of diagnostic services for our region. Enhanced diagnostic precision means less time waiting for diagnostic procedures, less time spent in imaging machines and lower radiation exposure during tests. Perhaps most important to a patient anxiously awaiting test results, the findings can be quickly transmitted electronically within the Hospital or to the offices of consulting specialists or primary care doctors in the communities, thereby shortening the period before any needed treatment begins.”
Lawrence General Hospital currently performs over 9000 mammograms, 7,000 MRI scans and 17,300 ultrasound scans annually. They also offer comprehensive, coordinated breast care services and have earned the distinction of being the first Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in the state (a three-year accreditation for excellence awarded by The American College of Radiology’s Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging).
Lawrence General Hospital is located at One General Street, Lawrence, MA 01842.