Monday, June 03, 2013
UHS Delaware Valley Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dotti Kruppo, Director, Community Relations
Walton, NY—UHS Delaware
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.
ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality
and patient safety. It 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
ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000
diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine
physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of
medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health
accreditation is validation that not only is Delaware Valley
as a facility, committed to quality and safety, but so is our staff,” said Randy
Taylor, department manager. Joan Guarnieri, Vice President Ancillary and
Support Services said “Randy and Dr. [Ronald] Sacks our radiologist work
closely together and with our staff to ensure high quality standards are
Scan and other imaging services, (x-rays, bone density, mammography,
ultrasound, MRI, and echocardiograms) available at UHS Delaware
Valley can be scheduled
by calling 607-865-2126. Evening and weekend hours are available.
UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is a 25-bed facility based in Walton and offering diagnostic and treatment services, acute care and 24-hour emergency care. The hospital is a member of UHS, a locally-owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and health care system serving the greater Binghamton area from more than 60 locations around New York's Southern Tier.