Munson Health
 
Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation

Note: This article first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Focus.

Wayne Webber has had lifelong affection for Benzie County. These days, that affection is translating into Betsie Valley District Library improvements, warm clothing for 530 children in Benzie County, and a new $500,000 CT scanner for Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital (POMH) in Frankfort.

The Wayne and Joan Webber Imaging Suite at POMH will house an 80-slice Toshiba CT scanner, expected to be ready for patient use in late February. The hospital currently has a 4-slice CT scanner, purchased in 2004 through generous community support. Imaging technology has advanced rapidly since that time. Most community hospitals consider a 64-slice CT to be standard of care for their patients’ needs. The new POMH scanner will generate 80 unique high-speed, high-quality clinical images per rotation with lower radiation
exposure to patients.

"Exams not previously available in Frankfort can now be performed locally," said Radiologist Paul Williams, MD. "Paul Oliver can be proud to provide the most technologically advanced CT equipment available to its patients and ordering providers."

"My wife and I have both had that scan and we know the importance of it," Wayne said. "We don’t know the people it’s going to help, but it’s good to be part of something that’s going to help people in the Benzie area."