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YRMC Earns Radiology Accreditation

by Community Outreach and Philanthropy, (928) 771-5686 | Jan 03, 2014

American College of Radiology Awards
YRMC Imaging Services Prestigious Accreditation

Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Imaging Services has earned accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). Known as the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, the gold seal signifies that the hospital has voluntarily pursued a rigorous review to ensure its radiology program meets or exceeds national standards.

“It’s difficult for patients to evaluate the quality of their MRI study, CT scan or other imaging studies or treatments,” said Mary Sterling, Director of YRMC’s Imaging Services. “With ACR accreditation, they are assured that the hospital’s radiologists and technologists as well as its medical equipment have been judged by a third-party to meet the highest quality standards for performance and safety.”

Unlike many other organizations, YRMC pursued and earned ACR accreditation of its entire Imaging Services program at the same time, including:

  • CT (Computed Tomography)
  • Mammography
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ultrasound

These services—available at YRMC West in Prescott and YRMC East in Prescott Valley—will be ACR accredited for three years, along with radiology services delivered at YRMC Del E. Webb Outpatient Center in Prescott Valley. YRMC Imaging Services also earned > accreditation in CT for pediatric imaging, demonstrating its commitment to providing pediatric patients with the safest imaging procedures possible.

“I’m proud, but not surprised, that YRMC’s Imaging Services earned ACR accreditation,” said Tim Barnett, YRMC President and CEO. “YRMC’s Imaging Services team is well known for its commitment to high quality imaging and safe services.”

According to the ACR, accreditation indicates that YRMC’s Imaging Services program meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines. Additionally, the Imaging Services program includes:

  • Personnel who are well qualified—through education and certification—to perform and interpret medical images; and
  • Medical equipment that is appropriate for testing and treatment.

For more information about YRMC’s Imaging Services contact (928) 771-5140. To schedule an exam, contact YRMC’s Central Scheduling at (928) 759-5860.