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