Health System Mobile Health Vehicle Receives ACR Accreditation for Mobile Digital Mammography
BRUNSWICK, Georgia: June 18, 2012 —Southeast Georgia Health System has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Mobile Digital Mammography for its Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle following a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Digital mammography is one of the latest breast imaging technologies developed to improve the detection of breast cancer. This front-line technology uses a powerful computer to create superior, high-quality images of the breast, increasing the physician’s ability to detect cancer earlier when it is most treatable.
“We are very proud to have earned the accreditation and to offer digital mammography to our communities,” says DelRia Baisden, vice president, Southeast Georgia Health System. “By combining this extraordinary technology with a dedicated health care team, we are providing our patients the best chance for early detection of breast cancer.”
In addition to its many other screening and education services offered on the WOW, the screening mammography is a key component of the Health System’s Mammograms in Motion program. Developed with grant support from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, this program aims to improve access to breast health services for qualified uninsured or underinsured patients living in Camden, Glynn, Long and McIntosh counties.
Outfitted with digital screening mammography, bone density screening, blood pressure and blood glucose testing capability, the Health System’s WOW mobile health vehicle provides services at health departments, industries and businesses, health fairs, churches, and community events.
For more information on scheduled locations and dates, or if you would like to schedule the WOW mobile health vehicle for your not-for-profit event or to provide screenings to employees at your place of business, please call the Health System’s Health Promotion and Wellness department at 912-466-5160. For more information about low or no-cost mammograms for uninsured or underinsured persons in Camden, Glynn, Long and McIntosh counties, call 912-466-5234.
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.