LITTAUER RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCREDITATION FOR CT SCANNING
Three-year accreditation awarded by American College of Radiology
Gloversville, NY…Nathan Littauer Hospital has been awarded the prestigious CT Scanning accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The accreditation is awarded for a three-year term and is a result of a strenuous survey.
“Not only is this great news for our hospital”, stated Wayne McNeil, Manager of Diagnostic Imaging, “it is a boon for our area.”
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. The 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.
The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and nuclear medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
Mr. Laurence E. Kelly, Littauer’s President and CEO notes, “We have made significant investment in our diagnostic equipment, bringing the latest technology to our patients. Therefore, it is more than gratifying to receive this accreditation.”
The hospital’s diagnostic unit has also earned accreditation from the American College of Radiology in MRI and Mammograms.