RCMC radiology adopts new hours, convenient registration

4/27/2011


LEBANON, Va. – In order to provide more convenience and better service for patients, the radiology department of Russell County Medical Center (RCMC) has adopted new hours of operation and a streamlined registration process.

Nuclear medicine, ultrasound, X-ray, CT and mammography will now take patients starting at 7 a.m. The new schedule is designed to cater to the business community and to those traveling into Lebanon from outlying areas.

“There are about 3,000 people who travel to Lebanon every day for work. We felt that offering scheduling earlier in the day would allow our business community to have their screenings done early in the morning before they begin their day,” said Eddie Greene, administrator of RCMC. “We are here to serve our patients, so we are happy to make adjustments to accommodate the schedules of the folks we care for.”

RCMC has also simplified the registration process for outpatient imaging, decreasing wait times and making the process easier for patients. In the past, patients needing outpatient radiology registered through outpatient registration and then had to find their way through the hospital to the radiology department. Now, patients needing a CT, ultrasound, mammogram or nuclear medicine scan may register directly in the radiology department.

"These new changes will help meet our objective of making RCMC’s radiology department the one-stop-shop for all diagnostic imaging services,” said Jeffrey Hundman, RCMC’s chief financial officer. “Visitors are encouraged to use the hospital’s middle entrance, which is directly in front of the radiology department.”

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