West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
West Palm Beach VA to Open New MRI Suite
March 16, 2017
West Palm Beach, FL – The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of its new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) suite on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm. The new 6,168 sq. foot suite will feature a modern design, patient centered layout and state-of-the-art equipment to include two new MRI machines – a 1.5T Siemens and 3T Siemens.
The new MRI units will replace the existing 1.5 T unit inside the facility on the second floor and a mobile unit located just outside the facility near the basement. The equipment will bring welcome advances in the quality of the images captured by the medical center and will enhance the quality of care being offered to local Veterans. Additionally, the 1.5T and 3T MRIs have a larger opening which will help diminish claustrophobia in patients and both machines will have higher table weight limits.
Members of the media who wish to cover this event may contact Ms. Kenita D. Gordon, West Palm Beach VA Medical Center public affairs officer at (561) 422-8607.
About West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is a general medical and surgical facility and teaching hospital that provides a full range of patient care services as well as comprehensive medical education and residency programs. The facility is one of the largest VA Medical Center’s in the country and employs more than 2,600 staff members who care for more than 60,000 Veterans. The organization is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations.
The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center also has six contractor operated Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Stuart, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach and Okeechobee, Florida, serving seven counties on Florida’s Treasure Coast. To learn more, please visit www.westpalmbeach.va.gov or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VAWestPalmBeach.