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PCMH earns ACR accreditation

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Pike County Memorial Hospital has, again, been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning – sometimes called CAT scanning – is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

“I am so proud of the PCMH radiologic technologists’ teamwork for achieving our goal. This accreditation is recognition that CT exams performed at PCMH are performing at the highest standard set forth by the American College of Radiology,” said Rebekka Thornton, PCMH Radiology Director.