Hudson, Florida (July 8, 2019) – One year ago Bayonet Point Hospital announced the installation of a new digital x-ray imaging system for the center to view extremely detailed, real-time images of a patient’s head, neck and spine during stroke and other neuro-endovascular procedures that require exact precision. For people suffering from an ischemic stroke or brain aneurism every second counts. The faster patients can get access to life-saving interventions, the greater the chances of survival and maximum recovery with minimal brain damage.
The Innova™ IGS 630 system from GE Healthcare helped physicians at Bayonet Point treat a variety of medical disorders including ischemic stroke, brain aneurism, and neuro vascular abnormalities.
“Seeing the anatomy very clearly while guiding catheters, stents, and other medical devices in the brain to areas needing treatment have been critical to the success of these procedures,” said Alison Fowler, Director of Imaging and Non-Invasive Cardiac Services. “Because the IGS 630 produces high quality images, we have been able to perform delicate procedures like thrombectomies and aneurism coilings with accuracy and confidence,” she added.
“With the addition of our Neuroscience Center we have had 24/7 emergency advance stroke care. Every minute counts and the quicker we can detect and treat someone with a stroke, we can save the brain,” said Sharon Hayes, Bayonet Point CEO.
In addition, “This is a monumental achievement,” said Dr. John C. Brunson, Jr., interventional neuroradiology/endovascular neurosurgeon. Additionally, we have learned that our research article titled Improved TICI Grades in Patients With ACUTE LVO Using Mechanical Thrombectomy Dual Aspiration Technique, was accepted for presentation at the Society of Neuro-Interventional Surgery’s (SNIS) next meeting and for publication in the Journal of Neuro-Interventional Surgery (JNIS), a national and internationally renowned and respected peer review journal.”
Dr. Brunson went on to thank his staff, the radiology department staff, the Neuroscience Center, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, hospitalists and Fellow INR physicians, HCA, Envision, and hospital administration and all other support staff. “We could not have done this for this hospital and community without all your help,” said Dr. Brunson.
About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL. We have more than 300 physicians, 1,264 employees and 400 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has achieved distinction in the following areas:
· Level II Trauma Center
· Comprehensive Stroke Center
· Named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Healthgrades
· Leapfrog Patient Safety Award
· Joint Commission Accreditation, Primary Stroke Center and Sepsis Certifications
· Healthgrades Multi-Award Recipient
o Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 13 years in a row (2005-2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Back Surgery eight years in a row (2010 – 2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm for two years in a row (2016 – 2017)
o Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 and 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
o Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy for three years in a row (2015 – 2017)
· American College of Radiology accredited – MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine
· Accredited Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgeons
· Accredited Teaching Facility by the American Osteopathic Association, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education