Recent Strategic Achievements and Notable Milestones
As we continue to improve service delivery and technology capabilities for our patients, the following pages illustrate strategic achievements and notable milestones we celebrated in recent months.
MEDICAL & WELLNESS CENTER WARWICK
Opened in February 2022
South County Health expanded its geographical reach with a third Medical and Wellness Center, opening an Express Care, lab services, and multi-specialty medical office at 120 Centerville Road in Warwick.
Recognizing an opportunity to bring our exceptional providers and healthcare services closer to our patients who live north of Washington County, this location will provide all the diagnostic and consultation needs of patients with the ease and convenience of being within reach of their community.
- Center for Women’s Health
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Express Care
- General Surgery
- Outpatient Laboratory Services
- Primary Care
- Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
- Vascular Surgery in partnership with The Vascular Experts
SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH RADIATION THERAPY
Re-opened in March 2022
To enhance the comprehensive oncology services offered through the Cancer Center, South County Health now fully owns and operates the Radiation Therapy facility as a Hospital department.
Prior to reopening in March 2022, a significant investment was made to redesign and reconfigure treatment areas and upgrade the technology used to deliver this effective form of cancer therapy.
Recent renovations include expanding and reconfiguring the CT space, giving technicians the clear range of view needed to monitor the position and placement of patients as they undergo scans.
Continuing our tradition of Innovation and Quality patient care, we are excited to announce our new state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator. This advanced technology delivers radiation to the precise treatment area, reducing the risk of radiation damage to healthy tissue surrounding the tumor. To ensure safety from contamination, the vault that houses the linear accelerator is reinforced with several feet of concrete and lead for containment.
The addition of Radiation Therapy offered as a service of South County Hospital allows a seamless patient pathway of our Cancer Center services, including diagnosis, consultation with an interdisciplinary team of physicians and specialists, treatment, wellness support, and rehabilitation.
LINX – SURGICAL SOLUTION FOR GERD
On Monday, January 31, 2022, South County Health’s general surgery team successfully completed the first LINX® procedure in Rhode Island on a patient who suffered from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
The body’s natural valve should prevent stomach acids from entering and damaging the esophagus, however, its normal function becomes dysfunctional in GERD patients. This innovative procedure uses a magnetic implant to assist the weakened valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach.
To perform the procedure, surgeons used da Vinci Xi robotic-assisted surgical technology, an advanced, minimally invasive technique designed to help the patient heal quickly with minimal discomfort.
South County Health’s ability to offer LINX is supported by the specialized diagnostic technology offered at South County Hospital’s endoscopy department, bringing the latest generation of diagnostic and therapeutic technology all under one roof. This procedure is viewed as a game changer for patients suffering from GERD.
SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH’S DIGITAL INNOVATION
SCH NOW is a digital gateway to the high quality medical care and services available at South County Health. By downloading the SCH NOW app to a personal device, patients have all the resources they need in the palm of their hands to access information and initiate provider services.
Get Care NOW!
Get Care NOW is a digital portal developed to minimize wait times in our Express Care and Emergency Department or avoid an office visit altogether using one of the virtual health options.