Brewton, AL - D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital recently announced that cardiac and vascular ultrasounds are now available in hospital at D.W. McMillan in Brewton. This was made possible with the addition of Registered Echocardiogram Technician, Wayne Hudson.
"I am pleased to announce that Wayne Hudson, Registered Echocardiogram Technician has joined the D.W. McMillan Team", announced Lillian Heller, Director of the Cardiopulmonary Department. "He started doing cardiac & vascular ultrasounds in the Cardiopulmonary department on July 3."
Hudson attended Pensacola Junior College and graduated from the Florida Institute of Ultrasound in 1980. Upon graduation, he started working for Baptist Hospital doing ultrasound. In 1985, Wayne started doing echocardiograms at Baptist and started coming to D.W. McMillan in 1992 as part of Mobile Diagnostics. He continued working for Mobile Diagnostics under Baptist Hospital until earlier this year. He was registered in OB/GYN ultrasound in 1985, registered in vascular ultrasound in 2000 and registered in Cardiac ultrasound in 2017.
"We are very happy Wayne was able to become a member of the McMillan team," stated Chris Griffin, Hospital Administrator. "We are also excited about what the in-hospital services can do for local residents."
According to hospital officials, they worked to transition the service to an in-hospital service line from a contract arrangement with the Mobile Diagnostics Group of Baptist Healthcare. Hudson will also be helping out with ultrasounds in the Radiology department as needed.
About D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital
Governed by the Escambia County Healthcare Authority Board of Director, D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital is an acute care hospital that has been a part of the Brewton, Alabama, community for over fifty years. The hospital's facilities include an eight bed intensive care unit; a 24 hour emergency room; general medical, surgical and obstetrical services; and a women & infants unit. In addition, D.W McMillan offers programs and support to area citizens through health education.