LWMC Earns ACR Accreditation
Lake Wales, FL (May 31, 2012) - Lake Wales Medical Center has 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.
LWMC offers a 64-slice CT scanner, which offers excellence patient images, including cardiac scans.
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.
“We are excited to add this accreditation here at the hospital,” said Toby Edwards, Director of Radiology. “It’s just further evidence of our dedication to providing excellent patient care to the people of our community.”
LWMC also holds ACR accreditation for its digital mammography program.