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PMHH receives radiology accreditation

Perham Memorial Hospital 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).

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, VA, awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its 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 survey assures our patients that our equipment and technologists are of the highest quality and skill level," stated Darla Medeck-Johnson, Perham Memorial Hospital's Director of Radiology. "A hospital cannot offer mammography services if it does not pass this strict review established at the federal level."

In August, Perham Memorial Hospital added full field digital mammography to its offerings in the radiology department, providing the latest in breast imaging technology and quality.

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic/ interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists with programs for focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.