Mendocino Coast District Hospital Press Release:
Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
“This achievement was the result of diligent efforts on the part of Farshid Joubin, our MRI Radiological Technologist and the assistance he received from Dr. Russell Perry, our Radiologist, James Coupe in IT and Deborah Harris, our new Diagnostic Imaging Manager,” commented Emmet O’Connell, Director of Ancillary Services and Infection Control at MCDH. “Thank you to everyone for this great achievement!”
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
“Thank you to our team that worked on this for their hard work, demonstrating our continued commitment to high-quality healthcare that improves the health of our community,” said Bob Edwards, MCDH CEO.
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.