Area Briefs 6/21/13

Lakeview Hospital is installing a new CT scanner to make exams as fast, safe, and accurate as possible. The new scanner is an Aquiline PRIME 160 CT system. The three week implementation process began on May 31 and is expected to finish up today. (Photo Courtesy of Lakeview Hospital)

Lakeview Hospital is installing a new CT scanner to make exams as fast, safe, and accurate as possible. The new scanner is an Aquiline PRIME 160 CT system. The three week implementation process began on May 31 and is expected to finish up today. (Photo Courtesy of Lakeview Hospital)

Lakeview Hospital is finishing installation of a Aquiline PRIME 160 CT system that makes exams fast, safe and accurate as possible, according to hospital officials.

The three week installation began on May 31 and is expected to finish up today.
Aquilion PRIME is the industry’s only 80-detector row CT scanner. With built-in Aquilion™ ONE technology, Aquilion PRIME is capable of reconstructing 160 unique slices with every rotation of the gantry and incorporates a host of ergonomic and automated features to streamline productivity and deliver the highest quality images while lowering the radiation dose.

The Aquilion PRIME’s design creates successful images of a range of patients, from pediatric to bariatric, to further improve patient safety and comfort. The Aquilion PRIME’s large opening offers a more spacious feeling for patients, while a higher table weight limit expands the range of patients who can be imaged.

Safety camp registration

BAYPORT — Registration is underway for the city of Bayport’s popular Youth Safety Camp Aug. 5-6 at Lakeside Park, city officials said.

Camp hours are  8:30 to 3 p.m. The camp teaches safety tips to children entering the third, fourth and fifth grades.

Cost is $40 per child and includes activities, meals, a t-shirt and goody bag. Registration forms are available on the city web site or at City Hall and are due by July 1. Call 651-275-4404 for information.

Agency calls on all crafters

OAK PARK HEIGHTS — Looking for an easy way to sell your crafts and support a great cause?  Consider participating in the Second Annual Unique Boutique held the weekends of Nov. 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17 at the HOPE Adoption & Family Services office at 5850 Omaha Ave North in Oak Park Heights.

For a $20 entry fee, crafters get their items displayed and sold by volunteers. Entry fees go to support HOPE Adoption & Family Services.

Crafters just need to price their items individually with their initials on the tags and bring them to the HOPE office. The boutique staff will arrange, sell and collect money. Crafters pick up proceeds and unsold items after Nov 17.

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17. For more details, please call Kathy Kuehn 651-439-1449.

‘Sister Park’ established in Costa Rica

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. — With a grant from Rotary International’s District 5960, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and 12 other National Park System units in the Upper Midwest have established a “sister park” partnership with several national parks and protected areas of Costa Rica’s Osa Region.

The sister parks program benefits each group in a variety of ways including shared resources, such as the neotropical migratory bird species that travel between the Americas; habitat protection and restoration; professional development of park staff here and in Costa Rica; public relations; adult and youth education about park issues, partnerships that enhance relationships between non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and park organizations.

Compiled by Avery Cropp, avery.cropp@ecm-inc.com

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