2004-07-02 / Community

SJEH Doctor Funds New MRI For Hospital

Contributing Editor
By Miriam Rosenberg

SJEH Doctor Funds New MRI For Hospital


As he cuts the ribbon on the new MRI, Dr. Dennis Rossi is joined by, among others, the Right Rev. Horris G. Walker Chair of the Board of Managers of Episcopal Health Services Rev. Joef Harvey (VP Pastoral Services), Margaret Carpenter (VP Episcopal Board of Managers), CEO Luis Hernandez, Rabbi Zalman Diada, Father Richard Doscher (Member of Board of Managers of SJEH), COO Ed Glickman, Dr. Bardfeld.As he cuts the ribbon on the new MRI, Dr. Dennis Rossi is joined by, among others, the Right Rev. Horris G. Walker Chair of the Board of Managers of Episcopal Health Services Rev. Joef Harvey (VP Pastoral Services), Margaret Carpenter (VP Episcopal Board of Managers), CEO Luis Hernandez, Rabbi Zalman Diada, Father Richard Doscher (Member of Board of Managers of SJEH), COO Ed Glickman, Dr. Bardfeld.

By Miriam Rosenberg

Contributing Editor

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital cut the ribbon on the facility’s first MRI machine at a morning ceremony on June 25. Luis Hernandez (the Chief Executive Officer) of the hospital singled out Dr. Dennis Rossi, the Chair of the Department of Imaging, for his contribution to St. John’s.

"Dr. Rossi saw a need, and he went out and provided the equipment for this institution because the hospital couldn’t find the money," said Hernandez.


Dr. Rossi and MRI Technologist Ann-Marie Yamashita with the newest addition to the diagnostic abilities at St. John’s Hospital.Dr. Rossi and MRI Technologist Ann-Marie Yamashita with the newest addition to the diagnostic abilities at St. John’s Hospital.

Rossi explained why he decided to fund the MRI.

"I did it as an investment and hopefully will recoup it through out-patient … and also to help the hospital complete its diagnostic tools to make diagnoses in radiology [better]," said Rossi.

The MRI has been at SJEH since April. Previously, the hospital sent in-patients to Peninsula for MRIs which cost St. John’s $1,100 per patient. The cost will now be less than half of that amount. Having an MRI in-house also saves the patient the inconvenience of being sent to another facility.

Blessings were offered by the Right Rev. Horris G. Walker (the Episcopal Bishop of Long Island) who is the Chair of the Board of Managers of Episcopal Health Services, Rev. Joel Harvey (the Vice President of Pastoral Services), Rabbi Zalman Diada and Father Richard Doscher.


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