Hutcheson Dedicates New GI Labs At Parkway Location

Monday, June 2, 2014

Hutcheson Medical Center held a dedication ceremony for its new state of the art gastrointestinal suites at Hutcheson on the Parkway on Friday. The event recognized the generosity of the Hutcheson Health Foundation which donated the funding for the equipment as part of its goal of preventing cancer in the Northwest Georgia community.

“Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in the United States, and screening colonoscopies prevent cancers through the removal of pre-cancerous polyps,” said Donald Mackler, MD of Hutcheson Gastroenterology.

“This is state of the art GI technology that will allow us to treat patients locally and grow gastroenterology services in Northwest Georgia.”

“Hutcheson Health Foundation is delighted to help the hospital with the GI lab equipment,” said Leonard Fant, chairman of the Hutcheson Health Foundation Board. “We believe this will be a great boon to the community and the hospital.”

For more information about the new GI labs at the Parkway, call Hutcheson Medical Center at (706) 858-2693. To schedule an appointment with Hutcheson Gastroenterology, call (423) 629-6258.

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