Accreditation

    Hamilton Diagnostics Center (HDC) 

    Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

    The Joint Commission

    MRI Accreditation - American College of Radiology

     

    Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

     Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Seal

    Hamilton Diagnostics Center (HDC), has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).   Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

    HDC's Mammography Department is accredited by the ACR in breast ultrasound, stereotactic (x-ray) biopsy, and mammography.

    ACR accreditation is an industry-recognized "stamp" of quality that is achieved through a rigorous evaluation of staff, equipment and image quality and resolution conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists.  The ACR is the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the United Sates and is a professional organization of over 34,000 physicians.

    Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) accreditation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the American College of Radiology's (ACR) voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory, Mammography Accreditation Program.

    Who makes this distinction?

    Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

    What does ACR gold seal of accreditation mean for you?

    When you see the gold seal of accreditation prominently displayed on the door of the Mammography Department at HDC, you can rest assured that a team of well-qualified, clinical staff will perform the test your Physician has prescribed.  You can be certain that our equipment is more than 'adequate' for your test, and that our facility and staff meet and exceed all safety guidelines issued by the ACR.

    The Joint Commission

    Hamilton Diagnostics Center is accredited by The Joint Commission. 

    What does this mean?  Being accredited by The Joint Commission means that an outpatient facility, such as HDC, has 'volunteered' to undergo a challenging, comprehensive evaluation.  The facility has made a significant extra effort to both review and improve the key factors that can affect the quality and safety of your care.

    Accreditation by The Joint Commission is considered the Gold Standard in health care.  Hospitals have been evaluated by The Joint Commission for more than 50 years.  The fact that HDC has gone through this evaluation shows an extraordinary commitment to provide safe, high quality care and a willingness to be measured against the highest standards of performance.

     

    MRI Accreditation - American College of Radiology

    Hamilton Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. The accreditation applies to Hamilton Diagnostics Center as well.

    The 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 practice improvement.