Wellington Regional Medical Center Designated A Breast Imaging Center Of Excellence By ACR

Wellington Regional Medical Center was recently designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

With the designation, the ACR recognizes that WRMC has demonstrated excellence in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

Peer-review evaluations conducted by expert, board-certified physicians and medical physicists have shown that WRMC has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

“To achieve the ACR gold standard of accreditation, Wellington Regional went through a rigorous review process, which included reviewing personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance and quality control procedures,” said Dr. Andrew Shapiro, medical director of the WRMC Breast Care Program. “The designation indicates the hospital’s commitment to providing the best possible breast imaging for our patients.”

The ACR accreditation means that WRMC has voluntarily participated in a vigorous review process to ensure that the hospital meets nationally accepted standards of care; the hospital’s staff is well qualified, through education and certification, to perform medical imaging, interpretation of images and administration of radiation therapy treatments; and the equipment is appropriate for the tests or treatments and the hospital meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed acute care hospital celebrating more than 30 years of treating residents in Wellington and the surrounding communities. To learn more, visit www.wellingtonregional.com.