Helping facilities develop or improve existing education and patient
care initiatives in diagnostic imaging, AHRA: The Association for
Medical Imaging Management and Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
announced the seven recipients of the sixth annual Putting Patients
First grant program. Recipients were judged on their program plan and
ability to share best practices for improving patient care and safety in
CT, MR, Ultrasound, X-ray and Vascular imaging.
"Healthcare reform is putting greater pressure on hospitals to reduce
costs while improving patient care and satisfaction," said Ed Yoder,
AHRA president, CRA, FAHRA. "These grants make it possible for
healthcare facilities of any type or size to create or expand programs
or training that address their specific challenges and meet this
Six grants of up to $7,500 were awarded to hospitals, three focused on
pediatrics and three on overall imaging, and one grant of up to $20,000
was awarded to an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN)/hospital system.
IDN grant awarded to:
Three pediatric programs:
Three general program winners:
In addition to receiving grants, all winning programs will be featured
in an AHRA publication. The Putting Patients First program is funded by
an unrestricted educational grant from Toshiba America Medical Systems,
Inc. Since the program's inception in 2008, more than $300,000 has been
AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management is the professional
organization representing management at all levels of hospital imaging
departments, freestanding imaging centers, and group practices. Founded
in 1973, AHRA's over 5000 members reach across the country and around
the world. AHRA offers a complete slate of professional development
programs including a comprehensive selection of educational conferences
and seminars, networking opportunities, award winning publications, and
the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) credential. More information
about AHRA can be found at www.ahraonline.org.
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems
(TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and
cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and
cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging
research for all modalities in the United States. For more information,
visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of
medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions,
such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI
systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products
for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Toshiba. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation's
website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider
and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems.
Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of
businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail
solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors,
storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure
systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions,
medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more
than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit
Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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