– NYC Health + Hospitals plans to invest $224M over the next 10 years to upgrade its medical imaging technology across the health system.
– 230 medical imaging units will be replaced and updated within first four years
– Equipment will support the public health system’s goal of standardizing care and providing patients modernized, state-of-the-art imaging technology
NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public healthcare system today announced that it is investing $224 million over ten-years to upgrade their medical imaging technology across the health system. The investment is part of a partnership with GE Healthcare that will standardize and modernize the imaging equipment for the City’s public health system. In addition, the partnership will also modernize and streamline the capital imaging equipment planning and replacement process.
230 Medical Imaging Machine Updates Within First 4 Years
Today, there are 470 imaging machines, and they are used to screen, diagnose, and treat numerous disease states. Within the first four years, 230 medical imaging machines will be updated, including MRI, CT, nuclear cameras, X-ray machines, catheterization labs, PET/PETCT machines, and fluoroscopy units. The new equipment, supplied under contract with GE Healthcare, will support the public health system’s goal of standardizing care and providing patients modernized, state-of-the-art technology that will produce faster and better image quality, and lead to quicker diagnoses and treatment for patients.
$20M Investment Allocated for NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
Of the total investment, $20 million has already been allocated for NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, which is undergoing renovations as part of its Hurricane Sandy recovery project. The hospital will receive 47 new imaging machines, including ultrasounds, MRI, and a variety of X-ray units.
Currently, NYC Health + Hospitals has 89,000 pieces of medical equipment, ranging from low-complexity equipment to sophisticated imaging and operating room equipment supporting more than 1.5 million imaging procedures each year.
What It Means for Patients
“At NYC Health + Hospitals, we are making investments that will improve patient experience and provide the highest quality of care, diagnosis and treatment for all New Yorkers,” said Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals. “We’re standardizing our technology to offer patients the same quality of care regardless of what facility they visit.”