Hospital board hears from disabled vets spokesman
(Port Angeles, WA) -- Olympic Medical Center's Board of Commissioners last night heard a cry for help from a spokesman for Disabled Veterans of Clallam County, many of whom have no health insurance, but lots of medical problems.
Nan Kenton of Port Angeles, a Service Helper for the DAV and a Marine veteran, says vets need help from the hospital's lab services. She says the number of veterans is growing in our area, and there’s not enough medical help.
Meantime hospital officials say they’re in trouble of their own. Hospital spokesperson Rhonda LoPresti says the new state budget, will put a bigger crimp on local hospitals and health care. However, Olympic Medical Center may be about to get a new state-of-the-art CT Scanner:
The new scanner will cut the time of the procedure by 75 percent, and physicians and technicians will be able to view a patient's body in 3-dimension. Total cost of the machine, plus a smaller one for Sequim, comes to $1.4 million dollars, including a small trade -in figure for the old scanner.
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