LAS VEGAS, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oconee Medical Center in Seneca, S.C., is the winner of Siemens "Who Inspires You?" video contest and the recipient of a new MAMMOMAT® Inspiration, Siemens next generation full-field digital mammography system.
Oconee Medical Center's video, titled "It's All About the Patient," highlights their mammography supervisor, J.J. Thomas. J.J.'s co-workers and patients describe how she inspires them everyday with her intense focus on her patient care — not only their medical exams including mammograms, biopsies, surgeries, etc., but also on their emotional well being during what is often a very difficult time for them.
"J.J. Thomas embodies the spirit of the 'Who Inspires You?' contest with her unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional, personal care to her patients. We are thrilled that her work is being recognized and that we are the winner of a new MAMMOMAT Inspiration digital mammography system," said Blake Poleynard, MD, OMC, radiologist at Oconee Medical Center. "As a small, community hospital that is still using film-based mammography, we believe that this system will help us provide the best possible medical services to our patients."
In addition to Oconee Medical Center, who wins a new Inspiration, five other healthcare providers were chosen as runners-up and will each receive $10,000 toward the purchase of a new Inspiration. The runners-up are: Moberly Radiology and Imaging, Moberly, Mo., Rush Memorial Hospital, Rushville, Ind., Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, Globe, Ariz., Lincoln Hospital, Davenport, Wash., and Sitka Community Hospital, Tillamook, Ark.
"It is obvious from the video submissions that every healthcare facility has their own unique challenges