The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Earns American College of Radiology Accreditation

(CINCINNATI; July 2, 2014) - Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health has received a full, three-year accreditation in computed tomography (CT) from 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,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, Mercy Health Central Market Leader and President. “It’s important to us to ensure that we’re providing patients with the highest quality imaging services and this accreditation validates the high quality work our imaging team performs on behalf of our patients.”

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. The ACR awards it 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. These experts assess image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. They then report the findings to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The 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 care services.