NMH RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT RECEIVES ACCREDITATION
May 27, 2009
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NEWTON – The NMH Radiology Department has earned a three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Board Certified physicians and medical physicists conduct the evaluations. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of the facility’s equipment.
Stephen Flynn, NMH Director of Radiology Services, said the accreditation illustrates the department’s ability to meet key standards of excellence as determined by the experts who conducted the survey of the hospital’s Radiology Department.
“Earning the prestigious ACR accreditation is a testament to all of those who work in this department,” Flynn said. “It’s proof of their commitment to following only the highest practice standards as evidenced by the experts who conducted this survey. I’m very proud of this staff.”
The American College of Radiology is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the Newton Memorial Hospital Radiology Department pose for a picture after receiving accreditation from the American College of Radiology. This prestigious accreditation goes to facilities which achieve high practice standards after a peer review evaluation of the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of the facility’s equipment. Pictured from left to right are: NMH Director of Imaging Services Stephen Flynn, and Ultrasonographer Technologists II Shanta Papanagopoulos and Diane Jones.