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      Munising Memorial Hospital gets digital upgrade

      Munising Memorial Hospital patients have something to be excited about: the hospital is now switiching from analog radiology images to digital mammograms.

      Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the hospital received more than $90,000 for the new equipment.

      The more advanced tools can better detect abnormalities and make it a faster process.

      Munising businesses have also made contributions for the new equipment at around $30,000.

      "It makes me feel proud of the community that I live in and that I work in that we've seen exceptional support," said Kevin Calhoun, CEO of Munising Memorial Hospital. "Certainly the support from the federal government was very important for rural areas, such as ourselves. That's good to know, but the average citizen stepping in, too, and helping us."

      In total, the upgrade will cost about $240,000, and so far with the grant and money donated, they have enough funds to secure the equipment.