This is the question that drives innovation in healthcare, and it’s motivated our mission since 1941.
The Watson Clinic legacy has been defined by our forward-thinking approach to medicine. Throughout our long and proud history, we've introduced many of the most advanced tools, technologies and talents to patients and families in our community.
Our Cardiology department was the first in our area to deliver the treadmill stress test, echocardiography, electrophysiology, pacemaker services and heart catheterization. We were also at the forefront of surgical breakthroughs like open-heart surgery.
Our Women’s Center offered the game-changing 3D mammography that has since become an industry standard. We targeted disease and improved patient outcomes with state-of-the-art MRI, PET and CT PET technologies before other facilities in Polk County.
In our ambition to pursue the medical breakthroughs of tomorrow, we established the Watson Clinic Center for Research in 1985. From here, our team offers the most promising clinical trials for conditions as diverse as atrial fibrillation, lung cancer and gastrointestinal diseases.
As you will discover from browsing the pages of this issue of Health Scene, our commitment to innovation continues to this day. Our articles on hearing loss, joint replacements and robotic surgery shine a spotlight on some of our most popular cutting-edge treatments and techniques, each of which results in more desirable patient outcomes, less invasive procedures and a greatly enhanced quality of life for our patients.
Yours in good health,
Steven G. Achinger, MD, FASN
Watson Clinic Managing Partner