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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Earns American College of Radiology Breast MRI Accreditation
ORANGE CITY – Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.

“The American College of Radiology Breast MRI Accreditation is the latest proof that our Women’s Imaging Services meet the highest possible standards for patient care,” said Robert Whitehead, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Director of Radiology.

By earning the ACR’s Gold Standard of Accreditation, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has demonstrated that they voluntarily underwent a vigorous review process to ensure that they meet nationally-accepted standards of care; their personnel are well-qualified to perform medical imaging, and interpret images; and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines. Every aspect of this accreditation process is overseen by board-certified, expert radiologists and medical physicists in advanced diagnostic imaging.

About American College of Radiology
The ACR is the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S., serving more than 34,000 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. For more information, please visit www.ACR.org

About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a 175-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as 24-hour emergency and critical care. It is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeBary, Deltona, Orange City and Sanford communities. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is Chest Pain Accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.  The hospital has been recognized by FMQAI - The Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Florida with the FMQAI Performance Achievement Award.  This honor recognizes Florida Hospital Fish Memorial on work to improve the quality of health care for Medicare beneficiaries during the last three years. The hospital has also been recognized for the seventh consecutive year among the 2011 Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.fhfishmemorial.org.

Photo Caption:
Tina Graham, MRI Technologist at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, stands in front of the imaging center’s wall of accreditations, including the recently earned Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) accolade by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Graham played a pivotal role in the hospital’s achievement of this accreditation and was responsible for gathering the data ACR requires for the lengthy review process.