The Wilson County Hospital District Board of Directors unanimously approved the FY2012 Capital Budget at the Wednesday, September 14 meeting.

            The Capital Budget is comprised of items that range in cost from $5,000 to $350,000. This budget is created to financially plan for future purchases of much-needed equipment to improve both customer service and the quality of healthcare that CMMC provides to the community.

            At the top of the list is a 16 slice CT Scanner, which produces a higher quality image to enhance the diagnostic capabilities for local physicians,, and will also minimize  the patient’s total exam time. This scanner is one of the most important tools to diagnose head and spine injuries, lung and liver disease, cancer, tumors, blood clots, internal bleeding and other diseases.

            Also included in the budget are items to address the hospitals expanded orthopedic services. Equipment for the surgical services such as an additional C-Arm x-ray machine, and a Spider hydraulic shoulder suspension system will be purchased. This suspension system can be used to better position the patient for arthroscopy, rotator cuff repairs and total shoulder repairs.

           This project is another example of the commitment our Board of Directors have made to patients in Wilson County,” said Jerome Brooks, CEO.  “I commend them for taking this step to achieving our mission of being the provider of choice for our region.