(MOHALL, ND)—Residents of Mohall and the surrounding region gathered at Trinity Community Clinic – Mohall October 18 to celebrate the clinic’s new diagnostic X-ray system. The equipment was unveiled at an open house which featured a check presentation and refreshments.
Representatives of Farm Credit Services of North Dakota presented a $15,000 check as a grant from the company’s Rural Community Grant Fund. In a prepared statement, CEO Claude Sem stated, “Trinity Health is a premiere healthcare provider in the region with a substantial compliment of services that respond to community needs in western North Dakota. We’re proud to provide grant funds in support of this equipment for the improvement of care in the region.”
Al Evon, director of Trinity Health Foundation, says the X-ray machine and table cost $50,995 and were the focus of a fund drive launched by the Foundation last January. Other major donors to the drive were the Mohall Development Fund, which contributed $15,000, and the Saint Joseph’s Community Health Foundation and Mohall Fire Department, which each donated $5,000.
“Trinity Health Foundation is grateful to everyone who gave to this project,” Evon said. “Your support of health and wellness in our region positively impacts the lives of patients and the care that they receive.”
Ruth Stanley, FNP-C, nurse practitioner at the clinic, said the new X-ray system will greatly enhance the quality of care at the clinic. “The previous X-ray machine was 25 years old,” Stanley said. “This new system will produce high quality, state-of-the-art images and will have the added benefit of delivering a smaller radiation dose per image.”
The new table also has an adjustable height mechanism, which will make is easier to position patients on the table and will be safer for patients and technologists.