Methodist Hospitals awarded three year accreditation 

Mar 23
2010

Methodist Hospitals has been awarded a three year term of accreditation in Mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Mammography Services at Methodist Hospitals are more effectively identifying and treating the early signs of breast cancer while reducing discomfort to patients through the use of added comfort measures, digital mammography and most importantly through the expertise of our skilled clinical staff. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and, after lung cancer, is the second leading cause of cancer-related death. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is about 1 in 7. The good news is breast cancer is highly treatable; over 90 percent of breast cancer patients survive when cancer is detected in the early stages and treatment is begun promptly. It is recommended that women start receiving yearly mammograms at the age of 40.

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, VA, awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequecy of facility equipment. The surveryors report their findings to the ACR's Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and 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: Methodist Hospitals Mammography Department provide patients with the highest quality of care. Pictured L to R: Jen Sanders, Supervisor; Laurie Pilla, Mammography Tech; Kim Asher, Mammography Tech; Lauana Colon, Mammography Tech; Dena Lopez, Secretary; Amy Koulianos, Mammography Tech; Rita Rendina, Mammography Tech; Pam Daly, Mammography Tech; Yolanda Fields, Mammography Tech.

For more information or to interview/photograph Methodist Hospital employees, please contact me, my contact information is located below.

Amber Raza
Marketing and Corporate Communications
P: 219.886.4474
F: 219.886.4592
E: araza@methodisthospitals.org

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