St. Joseph Medical Center Earns Accreditation in CT, MRI and Ultrasound

St. Joseph Medical Center Earns Accreditation in CT, MRI and Ultrasound

11-05-2012

Kansas City, Mo.– St. Joseph Medical Center’s Radiology department has earned a three-year accreditation for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound from the American College of Radiology (ACR).

St. Joseph undertook an intensive evaluation process, which included rigorous peer-review conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field to ensure the medical center complies with strict criteria in areas such as staff credentials, image quality, equipment standards and quality control. Accreditation from the ACR represents the highest level of imaging and patient safety.

“This accreditation recognizes the commitment of our highly trained team to provide the highest quality care,” says Mike Dorsey, CEO, St. Joseph Medical Center. “Earning accreditation from the ACR also provides assurance to our patients that they are receiving state-of-the-art imaging services that are among the best available.”

St. Joseph Medical Center is a 310-bed facility providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services from a 24-hour emergency department to state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. St. Joseph has earned the Magnet designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing services. The accredited Stroke Center at St. Joseph provides advanced treatments available at few centers in the Kansas City area and the Breast Center is a nationally recognized leader in breast MRI biopsy. The accredited Chest Pain Center at St. Joseph utilizes the industry’s best practices in cardiac care services to ensure patients get the treatment they need during the critical early stages of a heart attack. Visit St. Joseph on the Web at stjosephkc.com.

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