Just off the heels of the first successful hip replacement surgery, Pana Community Hospital is not done. They set goals while undergoing their building project. One of those goals was to add new surgical suites to be able to perform surgeries, such as hip replacement, in house. Another goal is to be able to do MRIs in house, and Marketing Manager at PCH Melissa Rybolt says they are raising funds to make that happen.
There is more that goes into doing in house MRIs than just getting the machine. According to Rybolt that had to intentionally build a room specifically for this purpose.
All the PCH fundraising is done through their foundation, who set records raising money for the building project.
Rybolt says none of this growth would be possible with the continued support from their community.
Rybolt appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.