Grundy County Memorial Hospital | Live Well | Fall 2023

2 GCMH is nationally recognized as a top workplace For the first time ever, Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) has been honored with a prestigious 2023 Top Workplaces for Healthcare award! GCMH ranked 20th out of the 111 health care companies recognized in the category of companies with less than 500 employees. There were nearly 800 total companies registered for the survey in the health care category. “It is an absolute honor to be recognized nationally as a Top Workplace for the health care industry,” says GCMH Administrator Adam Scherling, MHA. “Our associates and the culture we have built here at GCMH are the reasons why we are able to provide the high-quality care our patients have come to know and trust.” This national recognition is determined entirely on the scores of an anonymous employee feedback survey administered by Energage, a firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. All GCMH employees were invited to take the survey in the spring, which measured responses to questions about workplace culture, including connection, effectiveness and leadership. A complete list of Industry Top Workplaces can be found at Know anyone who wants to join our award-winning team? Visit GCMHcareers or scan the QR code above to see job opportunities and apply today! Building with you in mind The expansion to our Imaging Department offers patients more comfort With just a few months until its opening, excitement is building for the hospital’s 24,000-square-foot addition to expand three key health care services. Along with a new Surgery Department, two imaging services will be at home in the new addition. The new, more spacious location for MRI and CT (computed tomography) will offer community members increased comfort while delivering leading-edge health care with the latest technology. Expanding options The hospital’s dedicated team of radiologic and imaging technologists performs hundreds of CT scans each month. The new, next-generation Siemens CT scanner will advance the diagnostic capabilities available for our rural community members. It will provide the most advanced technology available in this important exam, which is used for diagnosis of illnesses or after an accident or injury. With an opening that’s nearly 3 feet in diameter, patients will also be more comfortable during the exam. “Offering the best experience for our patients is the focus of the new Imaging Department,” says Craig Buskohl, BS, RT(R) (CT)(MR), Imaging Lead. “Not only will our new CT scanner provide advanced technology to support accurate diagnosis and care, the physical layout of the new department offers a more private, safe and convenient environment for our patients.” Easing anxiety “Both the MRI and CT exams can cause anxiety for some people,” says Buskohl. “The new, spacious department offers a more comfortable environment featuring attractive lighting and music, which helps patients to relax and make the exams more comfortable for most people. When an imaging exam is delayed due to a patient’s anxiety, it is not ideal for quick diagnosis and care.” The GCMH Radiology and Imaging Department typically offers quick access to exam appointments. Appointments may be made by calling 319-824-5081 or requesting your primary care provider to make a referral to GCMH. healthNEWS Adam Scherling, MHA GCMH Administrator A next-generation CT scanner is part of the new GCMH Surgery and Imaging addition opening in early winter.