Waupun Hospital Adds Permanent MRI Machine

(Waupun) SSM Health Waupun Memorial Hospital now has a permanent MRI machine parked outside its facility. Opening this week, the new scanner – provided by Siemens – will be located alongside Beaver Dam Street and will be operational weekdays.

Director of SSM Health Greater Fond du Lac Region Imaging Services Bill Daly says they have seen continued demand for MRI services at Waupun Memorial Hospital and have outgrown their current capacity. He says this permanent addition, featuring a brand-new magnet, will help them ensure they are able to meet current and future needs.

Waupun Memorial Hospital has previously leased the mobile MRI scanner, which featured care from caregivers outside of SSM Health. Imaging Services has added 1.6 full-time-equivalent’s to now staff the permanent MRI scanner. 

Daly says there are great benefits to utilizing their own team members to perform their MRI scans as they are most knowledgeable about their facility, their services, and their radiologists and specific protocols. He says by using the same staff for all scans, they will also create an enhanced consistency in their processes and procedures.