The Road to Nome- MRI Delivered to Norton Sound Health Corporation

On October 24, 2018, Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC) had their Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner delivered to its new home in Nome, Alaska. The only MRI in Nome, this is the farthest west and north an MRI has traveled, trekking more than 3,900 miles before ultimately reaching its new home.

“This is an exciting moment for NSHC,” said Mike Kruse, Project Manager of NSHC, who was there to oversee the delivery and installation. ”We had 25 people here to support the MRI going in place, hook it up to keep it cool, and design a special wall just to fit it into the building. Three years of planning has led to this event and one step closer to better healthcare delivery to the Being Straits region.”

With an average MRI weighing anywhere from 10,000 to 17,000 pounds, logistical coordination of the delivery and installation has taken months of detailed planning. Yellow Brick congratulates the NSHC team on executing their vision of bringing the best healthcare to the Bering Straits Region!