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2002 Press Releases
Trinity Outpatient and Surgery Center Receives Lightspeed CT Scanner

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., (May 9, 2002)---Trinity Outpatient and Surgery Center recently acquired a General Electric Lightspeed Computed Tomography (CT) scanner for its imaging department. The new scanner provides better quality images in mere seconds.

"In the past, completed CT scans could take up to 20 minutes. With our new CT scanner, a clear image occurs in a matter of seconds," said John Couris, vice president of medical imaging and health services for Morton Plant Mease Health Care. "Better images mean better diagnoses and ultimately greater patient satisfaction."

The Lightspeed CT scanner provides the following benefits:

* Takes thinner image slices therefore reducing false readings

* Improved three-dimensional studies

* Reduced breath hold limits lessening patient anxiety

* Countdown timer assists patient in following technologist's instructions

Established in 1996, Trinity Outpatient and Surgery Center is a 48,300-square foot facility dedicated to improving the health of all it serves through community-owned health services that set the standard for high quality, compassionate care. Florida Medical Business recognized the Center as having the Best Freestanding Outpatient Services in Tampa Bay for 2001. Trinity Outpatient and Surgery Center is located at 2102 Trinity Oaks Boulevard, New Port Richey, Fla., (727) 372-4000.

Contact: Phoebe Ochman/Beth Hardy

MPMHC News Bureau

727 / 461-8117 Phone

727 / 468-7586 Pager