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For Immediate Release:
June 18, 2013

Southcoast Health System offers radiology and laboratory services at HealthFirst

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Southcoast™ Health System now offers both radiology and laboratory services at HealthFirst Family Care Center located at 387 Quarry Street in Fall River.

Southcoast Radiology Services provides comprehensive outpatient radiology testing including digital mammography, X-ray, ultrasound, and bone density scanning.

Also located at the site is Southcoast Laboratory Services which offers full-service diagnostic laboratory testing with extended hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

For more information on the services provided by Southcoast Radiology Imaging Services or the Southcoast Laboratory Services, visit or

About Southcoast Radiology and Imaging Services

Southcoast Health System offers first-rate radiology imaging services at 14 sites throughout the region, including all three Southcoast Hospitals sites — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham — and the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, giving patients easy access to high-quality services. Southcoast Radiology Imaging Services performs more than 400,000 radiology procedures each year. The radiologists, technologists, managers and support staff are dedicated to providing superior patient care and customer service.

In addition to a 3T MRI scanner, Southcoast Radiology Imaging Services provides the most advanced technology available in the region. Southcoast offers low-dose 128-slice CT scanner and the region's largest digital mammography system. Additional services include Bone Densitometry (DEXA scanning), Computed Tomography (CT scan), PET/CT, Diagnostic Radiology (X-ray), Interventional Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Digital Mammography, Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound.

To learn more about the latest radiology technology at Southcoast, visit

About Southcoast Laboratory Services

Southcoast Laboratory Services provides full service quality, diagnostic testing 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The array of services available include the Southcoast Blood Bank, chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, toxicology, cytology and pathology.

These services are provided at 20 Southcoast sites throughout the region. Inpatient services are provided at all three Southcoast hospital locations— Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham — as well as various outpatient sites including nursing homes, physician offices, VNA's and community health centers.

For more information about services provided by Southcoast Laboratory Services visit:

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Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280

Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at Connect to Southcoast through social media at

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