Bayshore Community Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation

Gold Seal of Accreditation Represents Highest Level of Image Quality and Patient Safety

Released: 6-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: Meridian Health
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Newswise — Holmdel, NJ – August 6, 2014 – Bayshore Community Hospital 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.

“This benchmark represents our team’s ability to meet the highest standards of both image quality and patient safety.” says David G. Wirtshafter, M.D., department chair of radiology at Bayshore Community Hospital. “ACR accreditation is another example of Bayshore’s commitment to providing our patients with high quality care.”

The ACR gold seal of accreditation 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.

Located in the Ganz Imaging Pavilion, the Diagnostic Imaging Center at Bayshore provides a full array of services with convenient hours, including x-ray, PET/CT and CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and interventional radiology. Bayshore is also home to the Women’s Center, which is dedicated to the specialized health needs of women, such as 3-D mammography, breast MRI, bone density, ultrasound, and stereotactic biopsy. For information about imaging services at Bayshore Community Hospital, call 732-739-5900.

About Bayshore Community Hospital
Bayshore Community Hospital, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 211-bed not-for-profit community hospital located in Holmdel, New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including: emergency medicine, cardiac catheterization, surgical services, wound care, sleep services, diagnostic imaging, women's services with digital mammography, as well as a designated primary stroke center. Bayshore Community Hospital’s newly developed Center for Bariatrics is one of the most comprehensive in the region offering free informational sessions, pre-surgical education and evaluation, personal guidance through the surgical process, nutritional support, exercise components and support groups. For more information visit www.bayshorehospital.org.

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