Mammography services reaccredited

RENEWAL — The mammography department at WVU Medicine Harrison Community Hospital has received a three-year renewal of its accreditation. Contributed

CADIZ — The American College of Radiology has awarded WVU Medicine Harrison Community Hospital a three-year renewal of accreditation in mammography.

The mammography accreditation program provides facilities with peer review and constructive feedback on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance, image quality and radiation dose. The Mammography Quality Standards Act requires all U.S. mammography facilities to be accredited.

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice.

It is a national organization serving more than 38,000 facilities in 10 imaging modalities. The ACR accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging.

“Our entire team is proud to achieve this recognition. It shows our dedication to providing the highest quality of breast imaging in our area. Accurate imaging is the first step in diagnosing and treating breast abnormality,” said Jennifer Bond, radiology director. “Our patients can feel confident they are receiving the best imaging quality and care.”

Under the guidance of Dr. Gary Loh, lead interpreting physician; Bond; and Judy Silverio, mammography department supervisor, a team of six registered mammography technologists performs more than 300 digital mammography exams annually at Harrison Community Hospital.

For information about Harrison Community Hospital’s mammography services, call (740) 942-6212, or visit WVUMedicine.org/Harrison.


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