FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24th, 2013
Y&M Radiology to Open Diagnostic Imaging Center at Former Hawaii Medical Center
New imaging center to bridge service gap caused with the loss of HMC in 2011
HONOLULU – Y&M Radiology will begin construction of a state-of-the-art outpatient-imaging center at the Paiko Medical Office Building on the St. Francis East campus in Liliha. The opening is scheduled for July 2013.
A significant gap in health services was created with the abrupt closure of Hawaii Medical Center at the end of 2011. Hawaii’s medical community has quickly rallied together to fill the void. Y&M Radiology is privileged to contribute to the efforts already made by the major healthcare providers to serve the community, which has supported them for over forty years.
The partnership with St. Francis, according to Dr. Jeffrey Yeoh, President of Y&M Radiology, will fill the need for a diagnostic imaging center and improve services available to the Liliha and Honolulu area. “The expansion of services will support our physicians and allow patients to receive quality care. We are grateful for this opportunity to serve our community.” said Yeoh. In preparation for this expansion, Y&M Radiology hired former HMC employees affected by the hospitals closure.
During construction, Y&M Radiology will provide general X-ray, ultrasound, bone density DXA and MRI imaging services utilizing equipment from both HMC and Y&M’s Liliha office. The new facility will be home to a new 3T MRI recently approved by the FDA in 2011 for clinical use, essential to the treatment of patients for specialties such as orthopedic surgeons. Also featured will be a dual energy CT that will provide the latest technology in low-dose radiation imaging.
About Y&M Radiology
Y&M Radiology first opened in 1968, offering diagnostic radiology to the residents of Honolulu. In 1989 Y&M Radiology became the first outpatient office in Honolulu to be granted a certificate of need for CT services, in 1998 it became the first and only radiology practice in Honolulu to become accredited in general ultrasound by the American College of Radiology, and in 2001 it was the first outpatient imaging facility in Hawaii to be granted the MRI certificate of need. With three main offices and a Center for Women’s Imaging, Y&M Radiology continues to offer the widest range of dedicated outpatient imaging services for their community.
For more information contact
Marshall Miyoshi, R.T. (R), RDMS
Chief Operating Officer