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Hospital imaging department earns quality nod

 

Accreditation recognizes medical imaging quality standards, patient care

WHEATLAND, Wyo. (July 14, 2014) – Platte County Memorial Hospital has received accreditation from the American College of Radiology for mammography and ultrasound services.

The American College of Radiology has presented facilities with accreditation for medical imaging since 1987 to recognize quality of service.

The Mammography Accreditation Program provides facilities with peer review and feedback on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance, image quality and radiation dose.

The Ultrasound Accreditation Program involves getting clinic images, submitting relevant physician reports for those images and completing quality control documentation.

Jessica Griffis and Clare Forgey, both multimodality technologists in the PCMH medical imaging department, provided the documentation and completed the accreditation application for mammography. Charlene Fahey, multimodality technologist, and Connie Reubold, ultrasound technologist, completed the process for ultrasound. The hospital is required to reapply every three years.

Griffis said the accreditation is recognition for delivering effective diagnostic services with patient safety top of mind. The accreditation helps patients see that the mammography and ultrasound services are safe and reliable.

Platte County Memorial Hospital has provided medical excellence to the residents of Platte County since 1955. The hospital offers Emergency care, inpatient services, cardiopulmonary care, inpatient and ambulatory surgery, laboratory, medical imaging and women’s care. For more information, visit www.bannerhealth.com/PlatteCounty.

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