FreedomPACS Awards $45,000 Medical Imaging System to Rural Illinois Hospital

HIPAA-compliant, Web-based PACS solution helps hospital streamline workflow, patient services

Southfield, Mich. To equip rural health providers with the latest medical imaging technology, FreedomPACS™ recently awarded a complete Web-based medical PACS (picture archiving communication system) to Massac Memorial Hospital, Metropolis, Ill. The $45,000 gift will help the 25-bed general medical and surgical hospital improve workflow and enhance patient care, according to Chelle Keplinger, chief financial officer. Screen Shot 2013-09-27 at 8.07.46 PM

“We now have the ability to give our cardiologist immediate access to medical images and studies stored on a server to view and compare to past images,” said Keplinger. “We have never had this ability before and it will benefit our patients.”

The HIPAA-compliant system donated by FreedomPACS includes the company’s three signature products:

  • Web or server-based PACS software – offering enterprise-wide viewing, storage and instant access to digital medical images.
  • FreedomPACS Cloud – a highly secure, cost-effective offsite image storage solution
  • ImageShare Diagnostic Viewer – a secure cross-platform and license-free service that enables outside facilities and physicians to access necessary patient images quickly and efficiently

The gift to the Metroplis-Ill. based hospital represents FreedomPACS’ ongoing commitment to rural healthcare. The medical imaging services provider is an exhibitor at both the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) annual conventions. At this year’s IRHA event, FreedomPACS sponsored the $45,000 PACS Solution Drawing. Massac Memorial Hospital is the recipient of the prize.

About FreedomPACS™

FreedomPACS provides efficient and economical medical imaging solutions to healthcare professionals, practices and facilities. Signature offerings include server and Web-based medical PACS, off-site cloud storage, a cross-platform diagnostic viewer and ImageShare, enabling secure sharing of radiology studies with outside facilities. FreedomPACS is owned by MN Systems, headquartered in Southfield, Mich., a joint venture between a medical software development company and a group of practicing physicians.

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About Massac Memorial Hospital

Massac Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed general medical and surgical hospital located in Metropolis, Illinois. Founded more than 50 years ago, the hospital has been designated a Critical Access Hospital and offers cardiopulmonary, cardiac rehabilitation, laboratory, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, radiology, surgery, sleep medicine, and transitional care departments. Massac Memorial Hospital is dedicated to being the area’s leading medical and health care provider to provide families with the care they need, close to home.


Sonia Coleman, Coleman Unlimited