The Rago Radiology Department at GCH was recently awarded accreditation in Computed Tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.
“This achievement is another example of our commitment to deliver high quality care to our patients,” said Dr. Joe Stratton, GCH Chief Executive Officer. “It’s especially important to note this accreditation achievement is a voluntary effort on behalf of the GCH Radiology Department. We are proud they have gone above and beyond to ensure our patients are receiving the nationally-accepted standards of care.”
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. “This accreditation tells our patients and families they can expect to receive the best standard of care at GCH,” said Pat Small, RT and Director of Radiology. “Every aspect of the ACR accreditation process is overseen by board-certified, expert radiologists and medical physicists in advanced diagnostic imaging. There are several requirements and standards that have to be met before accreditation is awarded.”
“Roanna Fultz, one of our Radiology Technologists, was instrumental in getting us accredited in CT,” said Small. To achieve the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, Geary Community Hospital’s personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and quality control procedures have gone through a rigorous review process and have met specific qualifications. “It’s a pretty extensive procedure to be accredited,” said Roanna Fultz RT. “We began the application in November, 2016 and throughout the process we’ve implemented additional protocols and standards required by the American College of Radiology.”
Image: From Left: Pat Small, Director of Radiology; Roanna Fultz, RT; Dr. Joe Stratton, GCH Chief Executive Officer.