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Ogallala Community Hospital mammography program earns praise

 
OGALLALA, Neb. (Feb. 4, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital’s medical imaging department completed a perfect inspection with the Food and Drug Administration in January for its breast imaging services.

The FDA’s Mammography Quality Standards requires facilities that perform mammography to undergo regular inspection for certification by the FDA.

The inspection involves a review of equipment performance, documentation, quality control programs, and personnel qualifications. For the second year in a row, OCH had a perfect evaluation.

OCH offers women a full range of breast health services. The imaging department offers the latest in breast health technology with digital mammography. This allows for enhanced image clarity with less radiation and shorter exam times. When additional visualization of breast tissue is required, a breast ultrasound uses sound waves to provide electronic images.

“Mammography screening is a key component in women’s health,” said Ward Kroeger, director of Medical Imaging. “We want to make breast health services convenient and comfortable for women in Keith County to get the screening they need. And they can be at peace knowing that the quality at OCH has met rigorous standards.”
OCH offers a comfortable setting, the latest in technology and compassionate staff members. For more information, call (308) 284-4011.

ABOUT OGALLALA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Ogallala Community Hospital is an 18-bed hospital owned by Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit health care systems. OCH offers services including emergency care, inpatient services, infusion therapy, medical imaging, orthopedics, surgery and women’s services. www.BannerHealth.com/Ogallala.

ABOUT BANNER HEALTH
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 23 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming
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