Gonzales Healthcare Modernizes Clinical Care with McKesson’s Medical Imaging Solutions

ATLANTA, June 3, 2014 – Gonzales Healthcare Systems in Gonzales, Texas has implemented a wide 
range of medical imaging solutions from McKesson. Following a competitive evaluation process, the 
hospital chose McKesson for its proven ability to rapidly deploy integrated healthcare IT solutions with 
enhanced functionality that better integrate patient data, test results and images, while streamlining 
workflow, increasing collaboration and enhancing productivity for providers. The systems are designed to 
help enhance clinician productivity and foster better coordinated, more efficient patient care. 
“We were seeking a medical imaging solution that was highly integrated and would link all our providers 
with one interoperable solution to help optimize medical imaging operations and streamline workflow 
across the care continuum,” said Chuck Norris, CEO, Gonzales Healthcare Systems. “It was also 
extremely important that this system be able to help us meet our goals for obtaining meaningful use 
criteria under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. McKesson was able to do that. Their high 
level of coordination, deep industry experience and commitment to service were essential factors in our 
Similar to other rural hospitals, Gonzales, a 34-bed, acute-care community hospital, plays a vital role in 
the delivery of healthcare to their surrounding community and like larger, complex facilities, must strive to 
keep costs down while adopting innovative technology. This was one of the reasons they chose 
McKesson Radiology™. They found McKesson’s industry leading healthcare IT solutions’ architecture to 
be flexible and scalable to suit a hospital of their size and complexity while still helping them to modernize 
the care that they can provide to their patients. 
Funding for the new medical imaging systems came through a grant from USDA Rural Development. 
McKesson worked closely with the Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation in obtaining the funding to 
continue the hospital’s strategic mission of providing state of the art healthcare to the county and 
surrounding service area. These programs provide funding for rural health IT infrastructure, including 
healthcare IT solutions, and expand local access to high quality health care services for rural Americans 
nationwide. These programs include the Community Facilities loan and grant program, the Distance 
Learning and Telemedicine Grant program and the Rural Economic Development loan and grant 
“We were deeply impressed by McKesson’s ability to provide medical imaging systems tailored to the 
needs of a short- term, acute care hospital like ours,” said Connie Kacir, executive director, Gonzales 
Healthcare Systems Foundation. “They understood the special challenges, both in terms of technology 
and financial resources, that rural hospitals face and worked closely with us to bridge that gap.” 
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June 03, 2014
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