The healthcare team on the campus of Greater Regional Medical Center is committed to providing you with quality healthcare to help you regain your optimal level of health.
Greater Regional Medical Center is a state of the art, modern health care facility, with an Intensive Care Unit, Greater Regional Birthing Center, 24 hour Emergency Services, Physicians Clinics, Hospice Home and a fully equipped Surgery Department.
Greater Regional Radiology Earns Accreditation in 5 Modalities
The Greater Regional Radiology (X-Ray) Department has been awarded repeat accreditation in five modalities as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The modalities earning accreditation included MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), CT (Computerized Tomography Scan; Ultrasound; Nuclear Medicine and Mammography.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards, following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. Cancer
Greater Regional Welcomes
Greater Regional Medical Center recently welcomed Heather A. Osterbrink, MD general surgeon, to Greater Regional Medical Clinics – Surgical Specialists. Dr. Osterbrink is a board-certified general surgeon who earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Minnesota and her medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2004.She completed her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Osterbrink then completed her surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota in the Surgical Critical Care Unit. Prior to joining the surgical specialists at Greater Regional, Osterbrink worked at St. Thomas Moe Hospital in Canon City, Colorado.
“One of the things that has impressed me while I have considered this opportunity, is that everyone I’ve have talked with is proud of the excellent care provided at Greater Regional Medical Center. For me, it is exciting to have an opportunity to be a part of the team.” said Osterbrink.
Dr. Osterbrink and her husband, Ryan Osterbrink, have re-located to the Creston area.
Greater Regional Cancer Center Acquires New Technology
for Treating Cancer
New technology from Varian Medical Systems will deliver ultra-precise radiotherapy treatments with sub-millimeter accuracy
Greater Regional Cancer Center today announced it has installed an On-Board Imager® kV imaging system from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The On-Board Imager makes it possible for doctors to offer patients Conebeam CT IGRT (image-guided radiotherapy), an extremely precise form of treatment that utilizes multiple imaging and motion management techniques for ultra-accurate tumor targeting.
“This state-of-the-art technology will enable us to treat patients with the same advanced radiotherapy techniques used in larger metropolitan cancer centers,” said Katy Wiley A.S.R.T. (R) (T), Director. “It provides us with tremendous versatility and precision for customizing treatments according to the specifics of each patient’s case.
Varian’s robotic On-Board Imager, which is capable of real-time tumor tracking and automated patient positioning, enables clinicians to concentrate radiation doses on the tumor while protecting surrounding healthy tissue. This means that doses of radiation can be delivered quickly and with great precision which translates into fast treatments, greater patient comfort, and the potential for better outcomes.
“Radiation therapy is used today in more than half of all cancer treatments due to its unique clinical advantages,” says Wiley. “Using Conebeam CT IGRT from Varian, we have the potential to substantially improve treatment outcomes by doing a better job of protecting healthy tissue while delivering more powerful doses to cancerous tumors.”
The IGRT technology was installed during mid-September and is currently in use. Treating