Petoskey Internal Medicine donates light boxes to Boyne schools art program

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From x-rays to abstracts; medical equipment donation enables Boyne City Public Schools art projects

Boyne City High School Art Program Benefits from Medical Renovation: Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan Repurposes Outdated Equipment

Boyne City High School Senior Ashley Sutton draws using a donated x-ray light box. Teacher Jim Beckering (left) and Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan Practice Administrator Bob Farrell observe. The featured photo shows Sky VonVolkenburg, of the Boyne City High School Art Program working on an animation project. Photos by Chris Faulknor/Boyne City Gazette
Boyne City High School Senior Ashley Sutton draws using a donated x-ray light box. Teacher Jim Beckering (left) and Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan Practice Administrator Bob Farrell observe. The featured photo shows Sky VonVolkenburg, of the Boyne City High School Art Program working on an animation project. Photos by Chris Faulknor/Boyne City Gazette

Technological advances in the medical profession have allowed Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan to repurpose some of its outdated equipment by donating it to the art program at Boyne City High School.

 

Two professional lightboxes, formerly used to view x-rays and other patient data, are no longer used thanks to advancements in digital technology.

“New and emerging technology makes this equipment obsolete for medical purposes,” said Robert Farrell, Practice Manager for Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan. “Today, we use computer screens to view complete electronic patient records and digital images.”

The lightboxes will be very useful for high school artists, according to Jim Beckering, Boyne City High School Art Teacher.

“We are thrilled to have this equipment,” he said. “In the art classroom, there are many applications for these boxes, including press release animation, batiking, silkscreening, and really any project that requires visual registration and precision. We are very grateful to Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan.”

Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan was founded in Petoskey in 1999. Its recent renovation will increase comfort and convenience for its expansive patient base, improve administrative efficiencies, and will accommodate advanced electronic medical equipment.

More information about Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan can be found at doctors4adults.com or by calling (231) 487-2460.

More information on Boyne City Public Schools at boyne.k12.mi.us

ABOUT INTERNAL MEDICINE OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN

Established in 1999, Internal Medicine of Northern Michigan provides a full complement of high-quality health services for adults. A complete staff including nine doctors and two nurse practitioners have years of experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of most health related conditions, including chronic and acute illnesses.