Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
SWMC Receives ACR Accreditation
03/04/2010

Dr. Assad Zainali, Director Kelly Denton, Tech ARRT Lori Radohl, (back row, l to r) Tech ARRT Roy Stapleton, CT Tech Stan Otis and Tech ARRT Keith Packard recently received word that their CT services had earned accreditation from the ACR.

LIBERAL, KS - Southwest Medical Center in Liberal has been awarded a three year term of accreditation for their computed tomography services for both adult and pediatric patients as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

“I think this accreditation shows we are committed to our community and to the care we provide our patients,” said SWMC Radiology Director Kelly Denton. “We have worked extremely hard throughout this process and we are very proud to have achieved this goal.”

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.

“This was a very difficult and tough process because of strict government rules and regulation,” said Dr. Assad Zainali, Radiologist. “With the hard work of our staff, Kelly Denton and Roy Stapleton, we were able to accomplish this task. We are very proud of it and we are dedicated to quality care and improvement of the healthcare we are providing. We are aware of the hazard of over exposure to radiation which has recently been in the national headlines, and through this process we have cut our exposures on most exams almost in half. We have a physicist that we work with on a regular basis and he is onsite every three months to evaluate our department and we have met all the American College of Radiology's standards for their image gently campaign.”

Stapleton, Radiology Tech ARRT, agreed that the process to achieve the ACR accreditation was difficult; however, he said, “It is very good for patient care.”

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

The recent accreditation for Southwest Medical Center is good from February 15, 2010 through February 15, 2013.

© Copyright Southwest Medical Center
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Liberal City Commission Approves Sale of 7th and Western Property, Construction of New Ballfields
Arrest Made In Seward County Murder
UPDATE:Sublette Woman Arrested On Child Endangerment Charges
Polygamous Exiles Worry Some in the Oklahoma Panhandle
Sentencing In Lightning Rod Case In Western Kansas
Four Dead in Texas Panhandle Wreck
US 160 To Get Rumble Strips
Milton Wolf To Make Western Kansas Tour
Reding's Bat Not Enough for Bee Jays
BJ's Absorb Another Loss and Won't Attend NBC
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
BJ's Absorb Another Loss and Won't Attend NBC
SCCC/ATS Board Approves Mill Levy Increase
Four Dead in Texas Panhandle Wreck
Kansas Wheat Harvest 95% Complete
Western Kansas Adjusts To Shrinking Aquifer
Baker Arts Center To Feature A “Let’s Face It” Workshop
UPDATE:Sublette Woman Arrested On Child Endangerment Charges
Bingo Numbers for Game 7
Weekend Rattler Roundup
Arrest Made In Seward County Murder
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group