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Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital Radiology Department Expanded; New CT Added

May 25th 2017

Contact: Nick Paranjape, (615) 284-1210, Nick.Paranjape@STH.ORG

The Radiology Department at Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital has been renovated and expanded, bringing with it a new CT (Computed Tomography) scanner as a key addition to the department.  Saint Thomas Health is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.

The new CT unit will allow for “greatly reduced scan times,” according to Matthew Fakes, Medical Imaging Manager, Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital.  “Both the renovation and this new equipment allow us to take our patient care to the next level in terms of efficiency and quality diagnostic care.”

CT scanners are used to identify and locate abnormalities including injured or narrowed blood vessels, blood clots; aneurysm and tumors.

Pictured (from left) Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital Medical Imaging Department Staff Members, including Lauren-Ashlee Armstrong, Matthew Fakes, Manager; and Scott Bolzman.



In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates.  Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $78 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.  Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.   Visit www.sthealth.com

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