(Columbus, KS) – Mercy Hospital Columbus plans to host a formal blessing ceremony at 10:00 am, on Friday, September 29, 2023, to celebrate the opening of its new computed tomography suite in the hospital.
Advanced imaging such as CT scans or 3D mammography is often described as multiple “slices” of the same image, referring to the different angles that are revealed of the same area that’s examined, allowing for more detail to be seen and therefore more information gathered to provide diagnoses.
This new offering to the Columbus community is a 64-slice scanner, making for both faster imaging times and higher resolution images for Mercy physicians to read, which gives patients more accurate test results.
Although the service will be offered in an existing Mercy facility, it is the organization’s tradition to hold a formal ceremony when a new service is being, asking God’s blessing on the location and work to be done in it.
Members of the media are invited to cover the ceremony where administrator Angie Saporito will be available for interviews.
Mercy, one of the 25 largest U.S. health systems, serves millions annually with nationally recognized quality care and one of the nation’s largest Accountable Care Organizations. Mercy is a highly integrated, multi-state health care system including more than 40 acute care managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, convenient and urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 3,400 Mercy Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners and more than 40,000 coworkers serving patients and families across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
Jordan Larimore, Senior Media Relations & Communications
Mercy Hospital Joplin