WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital mammography earns accreditation

Staff Writer
Jackson Newspapers
Jackson Newspapers

WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital Imaging Services earns accreditation renewal from the American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR), recently awarded WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital a three-year renewal of accreditation in Mammography.

The Mammography Accreditation Program provides facilities with peer review and constructive feedback on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance, image quality and radiation dose.

The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requires all U.S. mammography facilities to be accredited.

“The imaging department is exited to receive our ACR accreditation again and proud to be able to offer this service to our community. This year has been unique for many reasons but we have adapted and are still offering quality care to our patients. My wife is an eight-year breast cancer survivor who’s journey started right here at Jackson General Hospital, so I know how important this service is to our community. So please schedule your yearly screening mammogram,” Imaging Services director Steven Radabaugh said.

Trinity Swain, Mammography QC Tech said, “I want to thank the many people throughout the WVU health system for their seamless help through our transition to EPIC and the use of the Fuji PACS system. Special thanks to Gary Duff, Derrick Waller, Tonya Kingery, and John Manley. Last but not least to the best X-RAY department ever! Thank you all!”

“I am extremely proud of my staff; they have worked very hard to maintain consistency in these trying times. Women’s health plays an extremely important role in the promotion of good health in families an communities so it is an honor to provide safe, quality care to the women of Jackson and surrounding counties,” CEO Stephanie McCoy said.

The American College of Radiology, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer review evaluation of the practice. The ACR is a national organization serving more than 38,000 facilities in 10 imaging modalities.

The ACR accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging. The Diagnostic Imaging Department at Jackson General Hospital has been providing mammography services for over 25 years, while following standards of both the American College of Radiology and the federal regulations of the Mammography Quality Standards Act.

Under the guidance of Director of Diagnostic Imaging, Dr. Mark Younis, our team has performed over 1,200 digital mammography exams each year at Jackson General Hospital.