Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan Repurposes Outdated Equipment
Technological advances in the medical profession have allowed Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan to repurpose some of its outdated equipment by donating it to the art program at Boyne City High School.
Two professional lightboxes, formerly used to view x-rays and other patient data, are no longer used thanks to advancements in digital technology. “New and emerging technology makes this equipment obsolete for medical purposes,” explains Robert Farrell, Practice Manager for Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan. “Today, we use computer screens to view complete electronic patient records and digital images.”
The lightboxes will be very useful for high school artists, according to Jim Beckering, Boyne City High School Art Teacher. “We are thrilled to have this equipment,” he says. “In the art classroom, there are many applications for these boxes, including press release animation, batiking, silkscreening, and really any project that requires visual registration and precision. We are very grateful to Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan.” Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan was founded in Petoskey in 1999. Its recent renovation will increase comfort and convenience for its expansive patient base, improve administrative efficiencies, and will accommodate advanced electronic medical equipment.