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Technology at CRMC

Our diagnostic capabilities are state-of-the-art due to our investment in the most modern and up-to-date equipment for our physicians and clinical staff.  

  • Our radiologists hold board certifications in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Radiology, with training at one of the prestigious hospitals – Columbia University in New York.
  • Our pathologist is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology, diagnosing tissue samples for our patients.
  • With over 35,000 visits in our Emergency Department each year, a rapid diagnosis is critical. We are one of the first hospitals in the nation to equip our ambulances with a “Lucus” machine, which provides CPR en route to the hospital and digitally transmits results to the Emergency Department before the patient arrives.
  • Telemedicine for heart and stroke patients that allows specialists in remote locations to examine a patient in the Emergency Room via teleconference.
  • Five, fully integrated, surgical operating rooms.

Electronic Medical Record
CRMC has put all of your medical records into an Electronic Medical Record system, to securely link your hospital records with your lab results and any imaging tests you might have done at the hospital. Everything is linked together in a secure protected system. At your doctor’s office, if you are seeing an employed doctor of the CRH group, your electronic health record is updated during each visit by your doctor or other members of your care team. For prescriptions and lab tests, the paper files are a “thing of the past”. All of your records can be pulled up electronically. The ultimate goal is to create a one-patient, one record model across all care settings.

Telemedicine
CRMC has one of the largest telemedicine programs in the state of Georgia. Telemedicine allows a CRMC doctor to share a patient’s medical record with a sub-specialist in another region without the Coffee County family having to travel. The telemedicine machine, which is basically a camera, monitor and speakers “films” the patient and transmits to a doctor that can sit in his office and see patients in a far-away place. The physician is looking at the patient through the camera and the patient can speak back to him through the CRMC camera. Either the patient or the patient’s record are transmitted via this “TV satellite” to the doctor in Savannah, Atlanta or elsewhere, who can then make a diagnosis and recommendation to the CRMC patient and physician- another example of the convenience of modern medicine offered to you at CRMC. It is managed by Dr. Debra Lister who serves as Medical Director of the CRMC Walk-In Clinic and the CRMC Telemedicine program. There are over 40 physician specialists throughout the Southeast region that work with CRMC’s telemedicine program.

The Pharmaceutical Robot
We are extremely proud of our Robotic Pharmacy where patient barcodes, included on wristbands, are matched to Rx barcodes to confirm that the right medications are being delivered to the right patient. This robot automates many pharmacy processes to dramatically reduce the chance of errors in the delivery of medication, while allowing the pharmacy staff more time to spend with patients’ clinical team, thereby improving the quality of clinical care.

Imaging 
The radiology department at CRMC is headed by two radiologists, both Fellowship trained: Dr. Nirandr Inthachak and Dr. Somnuk Pow-Anpongkul.

Dr. Inthachak is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology and is also Board Certified in Nuclear Radiology. Dr. Pow was a Nuclear Radiology Fellow at St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center of New York and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology and is Board Certified Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology.  Both physicians were raised in Thailand.

Capabilities include nuclear, CT and MRI scanning, Mammography and Teleradiology.

More information can be found on the radiology department technology by clicking here