Julian Ledgerwood grew up in Longview and graduated from Kelso High School in 2006. He left the area after completing an associate's degree at Lower Columbia College in 2009. But he had found his way back to his hometown and is now employed as an MRI technologist at Pacific Imaging Center.
When Nancy Stone organized the first blood drive at Pacific Surgical Institute in 2011, she thought it would be a one-time thing. Instead, that first event spurred her to make blood drives a regular part of the culture at PSI.
When Pacific Surgical Institute opened its doors in 2006, Longview Orthopedic Associates, Longview Urology, and Longview Physical & Sports Therapy relocated their clinics to the new facility on 9th Avenue. Pacific Imaging Center, which is owned by LOA, was one of two new ventures to occupy the state-of-the-art building.
Why would someone drive from Bellingham to Longview for an MRI? Because the cost-savings and quality care at Pacific Imaging Center are outstanding.
Last week’s blood drive at Pacific Surgical Institute was a huge success. Event coordinator Nancy Bjorkman (photo below) had set a goal of 18 units, but the drive generated 28!.
Courtney Edwards, who was 17 at the time, began suffering muscle weakness throughout her body in 2007 that has left her virtually paralyzed. Several doctors attempted to diagnose the problem but were unable to come up with a definitive cause.
It might seem unusual for a resident of Skagit County to make a three-hour drive for an MRI, but Mary C-F will tell you it was definitely worth it.
Pacific Imaging Center completed a significant upgrade to its MRI scanner during the first half of October. The result is increased gradient strength and resolution equal to or greater than that provided by any MRI scanner in the Tri-County area.
Pacific Surgical Institute was well-represented at the Fibre Federal Credit Union Health & Wellness Fair at the Cowlitz County Regional Conference Center on October 14th.
In just about every other imaging modality telltale sounds are emitted by the machine whenever it is on. MRI – while one of the safest imaging modalities – is in a class of its own because it is always on.