Siemens wins CT contract at Alexandra
Ont. – The Alexandra Marine and General Hospital has awarded a contract
to Siemens Canada to supply a new 128 slice CT scanner, along with
fluoroscopy and general X-ray equipment.
William Thibert (pictured), President and CEO, said “This is a very special day for
all of us at AMGH and especially for the Huron County residents, as this
project reflects the community spirit in bringing this vital diagnostic
equipment to our region.”
Over the past several months, the CT Scanner and Diagnostic Imaging
Implementation Team spent countless hours in research, which led them to
recommending Siemens as the preferred vendor to the Board.
“We believe Siemens Canada, not only has the best quality and leading
technology, but we are confident that their solution exceeds our
specifications and expectations,” said Richard Bedard, Director of
Clinical Support Services. In making their selection, the team invested
the time for various site visits to ensure the equipment performed as
described, so there would be no surprises.
“We are very proud that the AMGH has selected Siemens’ technology to
provide increased patient care and services to the local community”,
said Jacques Bédard, Senior Vice President of Healthcare at Siemens
Canada. “At Siemens, we strongly believe that the future of healthcare
starts with prevention and early detection and we are pleased that the
Alexandra Marine and General Hospital has made this commitment to their
local community - and I personally commend them for their visionary
The sooner an illness or injury is diagnosed, the better the chances for
a complete recovery. A fast, precise, reliable diagnosis is the key to
determining the right therapy and avoiding unnecessary medical
interventions. Often, it’s imaging technique that provides doctors with
vital diagnostic information.
The team, led by Richard Bedard, Colleen Maguire (Manager of Medical
Imaging), Dr. Roman Kozak (Chief Radiologist), Yolanda Mundt (Technical
Specialist), Dr Ali Islam (Radiologist), Meribeth Vlemmix (Director,
Support Services) and Gregg DeWinter (Financial Analyst), performed an
exhaustive search and due diligence with respect to the selection
“From the onset of this opportunity, we knew we had to do our homework.
Considering all the financial support is coming from the local
community, through various fundraising activities, we felt we had an
obligation to deliver the best possible solution,” said Richard Bedard.
In modern healthcare delivery, imaging has become one of the essential
cornerstones in daily routine of physicians and other professionals.
Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures rely on highly innovative imaging
technologies for disease detection, treatment and follow-up that are as
safe, patient friendly and effective as possible.
While the CT Scanner is the centrepiece of this undertaking, it is not
the entire project. Replacement of general X-ray and fluoroscopic
equipment is also part of the upgrading of the diagnostic imaging and
radiology at the AMGH for Huron County residents.