Batesville, MS – Merit Health Batesville is proud to announce that our Radiology Department has been awarded three-year terms of accreditations in digital mammography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) following recent reviews by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
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.
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.
Falon L. Harris R.T (R)(M)| Director, Imaging Services |PACS Administrator states that “The in house radiology services that are offered by Merit Health Batesville are performed daily by technologists with specialized training. Appointments are quick to obtain and many radiology services are vital to have performed annually to maximize preventative measures that can be taken. In the interest of always providing our patients with the highest quality and convenient healthcare, we have increased our MRI service to three days a week. This will offer more flexibility and scheduling opportunities to our patients and physicians. Starting the week of June 22, 2015 our MRI services are available each Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm.”
Travis Sisson, CEO, states “I am quite proud of our radiology department. The great work they do every day has resulted in this recognition of quality by the ACR. At Merit Health Batesville our entire team is dedicated to providing safe, high quality care to the citizens of Panola and our surrounding counties. We are working hard to create a community hospital that you can be proud of and one that you will confidently choose to receive your healthcare locally.”