Eatonton, GA - August 24, 2016 - Putnam General Hospital has expanded its diagnostic imaging services with the addition of a nuclear medicine laboratory equipped with a dual-head Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) system. Nuclear medicine examinations are noninvasive, safe, and painless procedures that are used to diagnose and manage the treatment of cancer, heart disease, brain, gastrointestinal, lung, bone, kidney, and thyroid disorders.

The hospital celebrated the new laboratory with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Chamber of Commerce at the Open House event that took place on August 11, 2016. Members of the community and hospital staff gathered to tour the new laboratory and speak with the cardiologists and technologists that perform and interpret the nuclear medicine examinations.

Chief Nursing Officer, Pam Douglas, has waited over 20 years for Putnam General Hospital to have a nuclear laboratory so that the community could benefit from the type of procedures that can be performed with this system.

The new addition continues to support the hospital's mission to make a positive difference in the lives of the patients and community, and Putnam General Hospital invites all members of the community to discover the value that nuclear medicine examinations can offer.

Putnam General Hospital, Navicent Health Partner
Putnam General Hospital, Navicent Health Partner (PGH) has proudly provided community based healthcare to Putnam County and the surrounding lake country since 1968. Putnam General Hospital is a Joint Commission Accredited 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and offers a comprehensive range of services: acute and skilled care; a full range of outpatient diagnostic, rehabilitation and physical therapy services; occupational health care; outpatient and general, minimally invasive surgery; radiology services; and a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency room. Putnam General Hospital, Navicent Health Partner has been recognized for achieving consistently high levels of patient safety and quality patient outcomes by the Georgia Hospital Association and other rating agencies and was named a Coverdell Champion Hospital for Stroke Prevention and Care by the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry and received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society Of Cardiovascular Patient Care. For more information, please visit