HICKORY, NC – Dec. 3, 2014 – Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) announced
today that its breast imaging center,
Catawba Valley Imaging, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American
College of Radiology (ACR).
The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence status recognizes CVMC’s
achievements in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound
and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
“This designation strengthens our commitment to ensuring our patients
receive advanced and compassionate breast care,” said Kim Frankel,
director of Imaging Services for CVMC. “We are honored that our
outstanding team has been recognized for providing the highest level of
CVMC received the designation after peer-review evaluations, conducted
in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical
physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility
has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications,
facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000
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.
ABOUT CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) in Hickory, NC, is the region’s
largest not-for-profit, public healthcare system serving the community
without direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual well-being in addition to serving as a
center for health education, wellness, preventive medicine and acute care.
CVMC received a fourth consecutive Magnet designation from the American
Nurses Credentialing Center in 2014 and has been recognized by WomenCertified® with Women’s Choice Awards for
Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience in 2012, 2013 & 2014;
Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Obstetrics in 2013 & 2014;
America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in 2013 & 2014; and
America’s Best Hospitals in Cancer Care in 2014. CVMC received the 2013 & 2014 Premier Inc. QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare recognizing its reduction in harm, mortality,
readmissions and costs and improvements in metrics for patient experience
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