Health system opens diagnostic center
Patti Neidermeyer, a radiologist with Washington Health System, talks about the new mamography unit to Karen and Joe Ambrose of New Eagle during a open house at the new Washington Health System Diagnostics Center in Peters Township Wednesday.
Jim McNutt / Observer-Reporter
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Exterior of the new Washington Health System Diagnostics Center in Peters Township
McMURRAY – Convenience and competition is the name of the game when it comes to health care, especially in Peters Township.
On Wednesday, the newest diagnostic center operated through Washington Health System held an open house at 4198 Washington Road, the former location of the IRG diagnostic center once operated by Monongahela Valley Hospital.
The new center offers diagnostic services including bone-density testing, CT scans, echocardiograms, MRIs, ultrasounds, walk-in X-rays and electrocardiograms, mammography, and walk-ins for laboratory services, including blood and urine testing.
Kim Lambert, the health system’s outreach liaison, said the center is open for the convenience of the patient, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Mark Bowman, the radiology coordinator, said the health system once had space in the rear of the complex and is now branching out with the offering of the diagnostic services at the current location. There is plenty of free parking at the front of the center, including spaces for the handicapped.
In addition to the walk-in services, the diagnostic center takes appointments for many of the other tests, Lambert said. Even though the diagnostic center held an open house Wednesday, the facility already has been open, said Kara Tershel, manager of marketing and community relations.
In additional to the diagnostic center, Washington Health System operates numerous other services in the Peters Township area, including a pediatric and adolescent care office at 2001 Waterdam Plaza, Suite 105; OB/Gyn Care, also at 2001 Waterdam Plaza, Suite 201; Primary Care-Lakeside, 1001 Waterdam Plaza Drive; Children’s Therapy at 1000 Waterdam Plaza, Suite 120; Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 1001 Waterdam Plaza Drive; and Cardiovascular Care, 1001 Waterdam Plaza Drive.