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South Bay Hospital Earns ACR Ultrasound Accreditation

June 24, 2011

Sun City Center, FL - South Bay Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury, or other medical problems.

“We continually strive to provide the highest quality care to patients,” says Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer at South Bay Hospital. “Earning our accreditation in ultrasound demonstrates that our excellence in care extends to our imaging services.”

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 Guidelines and Technical Standards, following 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 they can use for continuous practice improvement.

If you would like more information about South Bay Hospital’s ultrasound accreditation or the imaging services at South Bay Hospital, call Natalia Diaz at (813) 634-0496.