Camden Campus' Nuclear Medicine Department Receives Full Accreditation
BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Jan. 11, 2010 – The Nuclear Medicine Department at the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive substances to examine organ function and structure.
“The ACR Accreditation is a very precise review process and affirms that our facility meets nationally accepted standards of care,” says Tim Bryant, manager, Department of Radiology at the Camden Campus. “Our patients can feel confident that they are getting the best care from a dedicated and compassionate group of professionals using the latest testing equipment and techniques.” According to Bryant, ACR Accreditation is the gold standard for any nuclear medicine program and demonstrates that the Health System is committed to improving patient outcomes in a safe and comfortable setting.
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. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR's Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.
For more information about the nuclear medicine program at Southeast Georgia Health System, visit www.sghs.com. For more information about ACR, contact Shawn Farley at 703-648-8936 or