The Crete Area Health Care Foundation board of directors presented Crete Area Medical Center’s CFO, Bryce Betke, with a $93,000 check for the purchase and implementation of a new digital colonoscopy system.
Earlier in the year, the Foundation raised money through its annual campaign to purchase a $30,000 digital colonoscope. The additional monies granted to the medical center will fund the central processing unit, monitors and other items to complete the operating system.
Foundation Boards Presents Medical Center with Check for Digital Colonoscopy system
This new digital colonoscopy system will generate images using 50% more pixels than any other system. The clarity of these images along with computer-based enhancement techniques increases early detection and removal of pre-cancerous polyps.
Colonoscopy is one of the primary ways to screen for colon cancer. Due to improved screening rates and technology, more than a million people in the US count themselves as survivors of colon cancer.
Beginning at age 50, both men and women should have a colonoscopy. If you have additional concerns or risk factors, please consult with your medical provider.
Under the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, most insurance companies are required to cover these preventative screenings at no cost to you. Please contact your insurance company for more information.
“We are grateful to the Foundation for their support,” stated Carol Friesen, CEO. “This is a program that the medical center would not have been able to implement without the assistance of the Foundation.”
The digital colonoscopy program is expected to be fully operational after the first of the year.
“We sincerely thank our local and medical communities for making this gift possible,” said Jody Vondra, director of the foundation.
To schedule your colonoscopy, please call (402) 826-6512. For more information about the Foundation or to contribute to the digital colonoscopy fund, contact Jody Vondra at 826-6581.