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WVU Medicine Harrison Community Hospital meets mammography inspection requirements

Contributed INSPECTION — Morganne Wells is the lead mammography technologist at WVU Medicine Harrison Community Hospital.

CADIZ — The Ohio Department of Health conducted a mammography inspection at WVU Medicine Harrison Community Hospital which resulted in zero findings.

“It is a privilege to serve our community by actively participating in women’s health. Our mammography team provides compassionate and quality exams, and our zero findings survey reflects that,” said Karen Mihalic, radiology manager at Harrison Community Hospital.

The survey, which is mandatory, met all the Food and Drug Administration’s Mammography Quality Standards Act requirements. Staff, physicians and equipment are evaluated, and all quality measures are reviewed during the inspection.

“Morganne Wells, our lead mammography technologist, has a depth of knowledge of the Ohio Department of Health and FDA MQSA requirements, which attributed to our perfect survey,” Mihalic said. “The surveyor was very complimentary of our facility, our equipment, images and Wells’ record keeping. I am very pleased to have Wells join our team, as she is a great asset.”

Breast cancer is the most diagnosed form of cancer in women, and screening mammography can lead to early detection and treatment, increasing survival.

“We are proud of the work of our Radiology Department over the past year to improve the mammography service line,” David Phillips, president and CEO of Harrison Community Hospital, said. “We are aware of the value having these services in our community provide to our patients and strive to continue to improve on that delivery.”

Harrison Community Hospital provides routine screening mammography exams, along with bone density evaluations, which play a role in the early detection of breast abnormalities and osteoporosis. To schedule, call the imaging department at (740) 942-6212.

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