Hahnemann receives Ultrasound Accreditation 
 
Monday, 26 April 2010 
Hahnemann's Department of Radiology has five accreditations from the American College of Radiology. 
 
Philadelphia (April 26, 2010) - Hahnemann University Hospital has been awarded a three year term of accreditation in Ultrasound as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Hahnemann’s accreditation covers a number of ultrasound specialties including Obstetrics for the 1st & 2nd trimester, Gynecology, as well as General and Vascular Ultrasound services including Peripheral Vascular, Cerebrovascular, and Abdominal Vascular.

The ACR 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 the facility equipment.

The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

“Our goal is to provide high quality imagining,” stated Michael Hallowell, M.D., chair and clinical service chief, Department of Radiology. ”This accreditation, along with the ones we had received previously from the American College of Radiology, indicates that we are achieving this goal.”

This is the fifth accreditation that Hahnemann’s Department of Radiology has received from the ACR. Hahnemann is also accredited for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography, and Nuclear Medicine.

“Hahnemann’s radiologists, imaging staff, and management team strive to provide excellent care for our patients,” stated Michael P. Halter, FACHE, chief executive officer. “We are very proud of their accomplishments.”

About Hahnemann University Hospital

Hahnemann University Hospital is a 496-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa.  The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure and transplantation, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. In 2009, Hahnemann earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.  Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in coronary artery disease and heart failure treatments.   The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976.  Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families.  Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. To learn more about Hahnemann, visit www.hahnemannhospital.com    

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