CH-F Adds State of the Art Endoscopy System

Fairfax, Mo (April 20, 2015)-Community Hospital-Fairfax is among the first hospitals in the region to acquire the Olympus EVIS EXERA III video endoscopy system. Endoscopy systems enable physicians to peer inside the human body to diagnose, detect and treat gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and other conditions. The advanced imaging in the EVIS EXERA III system will help Community Hospital-Fairfax physicians detect GI diseases, such as colorectal cancer (CRC), at an earlier stage when treatments are most successful.

The third-generation EVIS EXERA III system boasts enhanced image quality, added brightness and several key technologies such as HDTV for superior clarity and dual-focus capabilities that allow physicians to switch the depth of field from normal focus to near focus for more detailed observation of suspected lesions. These new technologies are designed to help physicians provide their patients with more accurate and earlier diagnoses. 

“The clarity on the new endoscopy system is exceptional, helping me to more clearly detect abnormalities, even at their earliest stages,” says Aron Burke M.D., Chief of Staff at Community Hospital-Fairfax.

Early detection can improve treatment outcomes, reduce overall healthcare costs and improve the quality of life for patients. To aid in early detection, the American Cancer Society recommends that beginning at age 50, both men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer should be screened for CRC and polyps. Those with personal or family risk factors should be tested even earlier.

 “With the acquisition of the Olympus EVIS EXERA III system at Community Hospital-Fairfax, our goals are to improve the efficiency of our operation, enhance our diagnostic capabilities, and foremost, deliver world-class care to our patients. With this advanced technology, we may be able to provide our patients with more accurate diagnoses, shorten their procedure times and improve their overall procedural experience,” says Roger Steinkruger, CEO, at Community Hospital-Fairfax.

By acquiring the new Olympus EVIS EXERA III endoscopy system, Community Hospital-Fairfax is able to further its commitment to providing quality care for its patients. For more information about the Community Hospital-Fairfax’s new system, please call Dina Ridley, OR Nurse Manager, at (660) 686-2211 or visit

About Olympus Medical Systems Group

Olympus Medical Systems Group, a division of global technology leader Olympus, develops solutions for healthcare professionals that help improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs and enhance quality of life for patients. By enabling less invasive procedures, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, and early stage lung cancer evaluation and treatments, Olympus is transforming the future of healthcare.

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