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.