New­port Hos­pi­tal Di­ag­nos­tic Ser­vices Di­rec­tor Ap­pointed to State Board

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion, Nancy Goss, New­port, VT

North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal’s very own Brian Bid­well has been ap­pointed by Gover­nor Peter Shum­lin to the six-mem­ber state Board of Ra­di­o­logic Tech­nol­ogy. In this ca­pac­ity, he par­tic­i­pates in leg­isla­tive over­sight and ju­di­cial re­view of is­sues and events in the field of Ra­di­o­logic Tech­nol­ogy in the State of Ver­mont.

“It is truly an honor to have been ap­pointed by Gover­nor Shum­lin to the Board of Ra­di­o­logic Tech­nol­ogy,” Brian said. “It pro­vides me with reaf­fir­ma­tion that my skills, knowl­edge, and ex­pe­ri­ence are rec­og­nized and ap­pre­ci­ated by de­ci­sion mak­ers in my field.”

Brian is the Di­rec­tor of Di­ag­nos­tic Imag­ing Ser­vices at North Coun­try. He ar­rived at the hos­pi­tal in Septem­ber 2008, bring­ing with him a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in many facets of di­ag­nos­tic imag­ing, and a grad­u­ate de­gree in Hos­pi­tal Ad­min­is­tra­tion from Xavier Univer­sity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Since ar­riv­ing at North Coun­try, Brian has earned a rep­u­ta­tion for his pro­gres­sive ap­proach to tech­nol­ogy and pa­tient safety and com­fort. Among the tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances dur­ing his ten­ure has been high speed, multi-slice CT Scan­ning and in house 5 days/week high res­o­lu­tion MRI scan­ning, both in­clude vas­cu­lar imag­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties; fan beam Bone Min­eral Den­sity stud­ies with Frac­ture Risk As­sess­ment; high res­o­lu­tion Ul­tra­sound scan­ning with 3D im­agery; and PET (positron emis­sion to­mog­ra­phy) scan­ning for can­cer de­tec­tion. This in­creased fo­cused on tech­nol­ogy now al­lows many pa­tients to re­ceive much of their di­ag­nos­tic imag­ing ser­vices they’d oth­er­wise have to travel out of town to re­ceive.

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Bian Bid­well, Di­rec­tor of Di­ag­nos­tic Ser­vices, dis­plays his of­fi­cial ap­point­ment cer­tifi­cate from Gover­nor Peter Shum­lin nam­ing him to the Ver­mont Board of Ra­di­o­logic Tech­nol­ogy.

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