Golf tournament proceeds will fund digital X-ray technology at Redwood Memorial Hospital

Mary Bullwinkel

Beacon Correspondent

The purchase of state-of-the-art digital X-ray equipment and a renovated radiology room at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna are projects that will move forward using proceeds from the upcoming Fourth Annual Golf Tournament. The Scramble for Redwood Memorial Hospital will take place Oct. 4 at Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club in Fortuna.

"Enhancing digital X-ray capabilities at Redwood Memorial Hospital means we are able to provide better care more efficiently for our patients," said Dom Previte, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Redwood Memorial Hospital.

The state-of-the-art technology includes a wireless detector which electronically transmits the digital images straight to the computer, making the images immediately accessible and more easily transmitted to other providers.

"Digital radiology systems offer high-contrast image details to enable care providers to more clearly view and manipulate images," Previte said.

Additionally, the project also includes new mobile capabilities, making it possible for patients who are bed-bound to receive digital X-ray exams and for those exams to be evaluated immediately by a physician.

The golf tournament is hosted by the Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation and golfers of all levels are encouraged to participate. There will be longest drive, closest to the pin, and duck pitch competitions, with prizes for all winners.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is the gold sponsor for the Scramble for Redwood Memorial. Silver sponsors include: CA Bio-Pharma Labor Management Association, Landmark Realty, The McLean Foundation, Ralph A. Roberts, DDS, Sonoma Imaging and Sunshine Lands, LLC.

Sponsorship opportunities and slots for teams are still available. For more information call 725-7270 or go online to the Redwood Memorial Foundation's "special events" page at