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The Imaging Center Braselton Earns Excellence Through Insight Award for Patient Satisfaction

February 28, 2011

BRASELTON, Ga. — The Imaging Center Braselton, a service of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), recently received the Excellence through Insight patient satisfaction award as the "Outpatient Radiology/Imaging Unit for 2010" from HealthStream Research, the company which conducts independent third party patient satisfaction surveys for NGMC.  The Imaging Center Braselton was the only outpatient imaging facility to receive this award.  A formal presentation of the award will be made during HealthStream’s Customer Summit 2011 on May 5 in Nashville, Tenn.

According to HealthStream Research, The Imaging Center Braselton was awarded this honor for its commitment to excellence in patient care, as well as exceeding industry standards.  The center received the highest national ratings in Outpatient Radiology/Imaging patient satisfaction among all 288 radiology/imaging facilities in HealthStream’s database.  To qualify for this award, the Imaging Center Braselton was required to have been a patient satisfaction-tracking client of HealthStream Research in 2010 and to have scored in the 75th percentile or higher in the research.  

 "We are honored to receive this award and are committed to providing our patients in the Greater Braselton area with top quality service," says Debbie Duke, director of Imaging Services at NGMC.

The Imaging Center Braselton, located in Medical Plaza 1 at River Place on Thompson Mill Road, offers state-of-the-art imaging technology including: 1.5T Philips Ambient Experience MRI; 64-slice CT; Philips Kitten Scanner, a simulator learning experience to help children prepare for a CT or MRI scan; diagnostic X-ray; fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine.  The center also offers comprehensive women’s imaging services in a dedicated space, including screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound and bone density scans. 

Imaging services at the Imaging Center Braselton are provided in a spa-like atmosphere and are offered with amenities such as warmed robes, lighted scenery panels and gourmet refreshments to help create an enhanced patient experience. 
"Our streamlined scheduling and registration processes have greatly decreased patient waiting times," says Pat Duncan, site supervisor of the Imaging Center Braselton.  "We have also taken great strides to enhance our scheduling process by adding more convenient time slots and extended hours for CT and MRI."

"Our staff at the Imaging Center Braselton is specifically trained to provide consistent and exceptional customer service," adds Duke.  "This award is a true testament of their dedication and hard work."

The imaging facilities at Northeast Georgia Medical Center were also featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article, entitled "Boosting Medical Scans’ Image."  The article highlighted facilities like NGMC that have taken extra measures with advanced technology, enhanced patient flow and amenities to help ensure patient comfort.

For more information about Imaging Services at The Imaging Center Braselton, visit www.nghs.com/imaging or call 770-848-6150.


HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM) is a leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry, transforming insight into action to deliver outcomes-based results for healthcare organizations.  Through its research products, healthcare executives gain valuable insight about patients’ experiences, workforce challenges, physician relations and community perceptions about their services.  Through HealthStream’s learning solutions—which are used by approximately two million hospital-based healthcare professionals—healthcare organizations create safer environments for patients, increase clinical competencies of workforce and facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest knowledge and technologies.  Based in Nashville, Tenn., HealthStream also has offices in Baltimore, Md., and Franklin, Tenn.
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