Clinch Valley Health Board of Trustees Attend MRI Ribbon Cutting

October 20, 2015

Richlands, Virginia (Oct. 5, 2015) – Clinch Valley Health Board of Trustees attended the MRI Ribbon Cutting on September 23, 2015 to celebrate the new state-of-the-art MRI and MRI Suite. Operating since July 6, 2015, the new MRI delivers both remarkable image quality and high productivity.

“I am very excited about the new MRI at Clinch Valley Health, as we now have the best imaging to combine with the best technicians in our area,” said Mary Ann Strong, Clinch Valley Health Board Chairperson. “There is no reason to travel for a MRI when the best is available at Clinch Valley Health.”

MRI diagnostic scanning uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases, MRI gives more detailed information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. Doctors may order MRI scans to help diagnose multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, torn ligaments, tendonitis, cancer – including breast and prostate, and strokes, for example.

“Our new MRI Suite will allow us to better meet community needs and enhance our ability to provide quality care close to home,” said Peter Mulkey, CEO.  “The Suite provides a calming patient environment with leading edge technology and we are very excited to offer that here at Clinch Valley Health.”

The Clinch Valley Health MRI Suite is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Patients with a prescription for MRI from their personal physician may schedule an MRI outpatient appointment by calling 276-596-6135.