TIGroup Brings Advanced Diagnostic Technology to Rural Oklahoma Patients
Tri-Isthmus Group, Inc. (TIGroup) (Pink Sheets:TISG), a provider of financial solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced that patients and physicians in the Oklahoma communities of Stroud, Chickasha and Anadarko will soon be able to access the latest diagnostic imaging technology.
TIGroup’s new Philips Brilliance CT (computed tomography) scanners produce crisp, detailed images of the body in just seconds using an advanced form of X-ray technology. These advanced diagnostic CTs enable physicians to detect and treat life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and lung disease at an earlier stage. Patients benefit due to the greater number of treatment options available after early stage detection and quicker scan times. These new CT systems replace single-slice CT units at both facilities, which often required patient scan times of more than 20 minutes. The new scanners dramatically reduce patient exposure to radiation, which supports TIGroup’s commitment to patient safety.
TIGroup anticipates its new 16-slice CT Scanner in Stroud and 64-slice CT Scanner in Chickasha will be ready for patient use on August 1, 2008.
TIGroup Chairman and CEO David Hirschhorn said, “We believe strongly in investing in patient care. Only TIGroup’s facilities in Stroud and Chickasha can offer patients in these communities access to such advanced diagnostic imaging systems. These new CT systems offer an excellent combination of clinical excellence and patient safety, with the biggest benefit being increased capabilities for early detection. While we always put a high value on giving our physicians the best diagnostic tools, the ultimate beneficiaries of our investments in these scanners will continue to be the patients in our communities.”
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE:PHG) is one of the world’s biggest electronics companies and Europe’s largest, with sales of $39.5 billion in 2007. With activities in the three interlocking domains of healthcare, lifestyle and technology and approximately 130,000 employees in more than 60 countries, it has market leadership positions in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, color television sets, electric shavers, lighting and silicon system solutions. News from Philips is located at http://www.philips.com/newscenter.
About Tri-Isthmus Group, Inc.
Tri-Isthmus Group, Inc. (TIGroup) is a financial solutions provider focused on healthcare services operations designed to deliver quality healthcare outside of traditional urban hospital settings. The company is building a portfolio of interests in ambulatory surgical centers, rural hospitals, surgical hospitals and other centers operating in partnership with physicians. For more information, visit http://www.tig3.com.
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