Bolingbrook – Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital has recently been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The prestigious status means the hospital’s breast imaging center has earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
“Our hospital and staff have gone through a comprehensive review and this designation is well deserved,” said Mike Koerting, director of imaging at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. “When patients see this gold seal of accreditation, they can be rest assured that our hospital meets the highest level of patient safety standards and image quality.”
More specifically, the ACR designation of excellence means Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital has undergone a rigorous review process and meets nationally accepted standards of care. It also means the hospital’s equipment is assessed by a medical imaging expert.
In addition, peer-review evaluations - conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field - determined the hospital has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic and 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 care services.
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2011 about 230,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and about 39,500 women will die from breast cancer. Same day mammogram appointments are available at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. To schedule an appointment call (630) 856-7070
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Media contact: Sheila Galloro, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-856-2359.