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Following an original plan to site build an MRI addition to the Claremore Indian Hospital in Claremore, Oklahoma falling through, the hospital was looking for a creative solution. For five years they worked to find a way to make the addition possible. After waiting this long, they were looking to add the MRI as quickly as possible, while also minimizing the disruption to the patients and staff in the rest of the hospital.
With the addition of a Modular Imaging Suite to the Innovative Modular Solutions GSA contract, IMS was able to win a government contract with Indian Health Service in Claremore, Oklahoma. IMS installed an 884 square foot modular MRI suite to the Claremore Indian Hospital with a Canon Vantage 1.5 Tesla MRI. The scan room has a RF shield to isolate interference which can negatively affect image quality and magnetic shielding for safety. The installation also included state of the art DDC Controls for HVAC system to monitor and remotely adjust temperature and humidity to meet Canon specification. This allows for employees to log on to a laptop remotely and adjust the temperature or humidity while monitoring trends in critical areas.
While on site and completing the original contract, the hospital reached out to IMS for additional services. This included changing the exterior to brick and stucco with custom design work to match the existing administration building as well as adding custom exterior walkways enhanced with matching pavers. The original site built project would have disrupted the entire hospital, but through the modular MRI suite process, only a few rooms were affected.
The suite opened in July 2014, and the staff are excited to finally have a MRI available for their patients. “I am very satised with the job Matt [project manager] and your company has done. We are on the right track to provide a great service for our patients. Thank you for your great service and for sending Matt to take care of us. I am very happy with our MRI!” Cathy Smith, Radiology Supervisor, Claremore Indian Hospital.