Children have a new advocate at St. John's Medical Center. Dr. Robert
Jones has joined Jackson Hole Medical Imaging (JHMI) and the medical staff
at St. John's Medical Center, bringing additional expertise in pediatric
radiology and imaging care. "There is no greater priority than ensuring
patient safety, particularly for our youngest patients," said St.
John's CEO Lou Hochheiser, MD.
St. John's Medical Center has pediatric-specific protocols for reducing
radiation exposure in children. "We are fortunate to have Dr. Jones
in our medical community to provide expert leadership as we continue to
focus on pediatric safety," said Hochheiser.
Board-certified in radiology, Dr. Jones completed his fellowship in pediatric
radiology at Duke University School of Medicine. He fulfilled his radiology
residency at Stanford University Hospital. "With the nearest pediatric
hospital hours away, it's important that St. John's can provide
expert imaging services for children facing a medical emergency or chronic
condition," said Jones.
In addition to being attracted to the recreation and amenities in the
Jackson Hole area, Jones noted his appreciation of the staff and equipment
available. "My interest in joining the radiology team here was due
to highly-trained radiologists in the practice, the hospital staff and
the sophisticated radiology equipment at St. John's," he said.
"Truly, it's on par with what I'd expect to find only in
much larger institutions in bigger cities."
Dr. Jones is the only board-certified pediatric radiologist in Wyoming.
He performs many diagnostic studies essential to the diagnosis and treatment
of common medical conditions. For children, Dr. Jones and the radiology
practice offer a full range of diagnostic studies, including fluoroscopy
for swallowing problems, ultrasound for appendicitis, low-dose computed
tomography (CT) scans, and more. Following proper protocols, these tests
can be performed for children in a way that minimizes their exposure to
JHMI has provided hospital-based radiology and imaging services for St.
John's inpatients and outpatients for more than two decades. In addition,
the group reads the imaging studies for testing performed at clinics in
Pinedale, Marbleton/Big Piney, and Kemmerer, WY. The other radiologists
with the group are: Dr. Sean Haling, Dr. Gary Heath, Dr. Rich Ofstein,
and Dr. Tom Wilson.
For more information about St. John's diagnostic imaging services,
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307.739.7380,
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