The Women’s Center at Cartersville Medical Center Earns ACR Gold Seal Accreditation
August 10, 2012
Cartersville, GA; August 10, 2012 — The Women’s Center at Cartersville Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
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.
“The Women’s Center at Cartersville Medical Center is unique; our registered mammography technologists have over 30 years of experience and are even available upon request,” said Melanie Morris, manager of The Women’s Center. “In addition to the most advanced technology and personal service, we place a high priority on comfort, privacy and convenience for our patients. I am extremely proud of our staff and Center for being awarded the ACR Gold Seal of Accreditation.”
For more information about mammography or to schedule an appointment, call 1.855.828.5136.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
About Cartersville Medical Center
Cartersville Medical Center, a 112-bed acute care hospital accredited by the Joint Commission and recently named Accredited Chest Pain Center, is a facility of Redmond Health System in Northwest Georgia. Cartersville Medical Center now offers da Vinci gynecological and urological robotic surgery and was named a Top Performing Hospital in 2011 by the Joint Commission based upon key quality measures. Acworth Medical Plaza – including Acworth Immediate Care and Acworth Imaging Center – and The Hope Center, a regional cancer treatment facility, are healthcare entities of Cartersville Medical Center.
For more information about programs and services offered at Cartersville Medical Center, The Hope Center or Acworth Medical Plaza, call MedLine at (800) 242-5662 or visit www.cartersvillemedical.com.