Margaretville Hospital receives ACR accreditation

 

Survey conducted by national organization

Margaretville Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Mammography as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology.

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 adequacy of facility equipment.  The surveyors 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.

The Women’s Imaging Center at Margaretville Hospital also participates in the Healthy Living Partnership which provides free Mammograms and Pap Smear exams to women who are uninsured or are unable to pay for these services. 

Besides Mammography, the Margaretville Hospital Radiology Department offers other tests including CAT Scans, Ultrasound, Bone Density, General Radiography and Echocardiograms.  

“With the rising cost of gas, it is fortunate to be able to have your medical exams here, close to home.  Give us a call to schedule your appointments at 845 586-2631 ext. 3245,” commented Tony Allen, radiology manager.

Margaretville Memorial Hospital is a 15-bed acute care facility. The health care campus also includes Mountainside Residential Care Center, an 82-bed long-term care home.