NUMC’S BREAST IMAGING CENTER DESIGNATED AN AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY BREAST IMAGING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE - Press Release › NuHealth - Nassau Health Care Corporation

News and Events

Share This Press Release

NUMC’S BREAST IMAGING CENTER DESIGNATED AN AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY BREAST IMAGING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2013

PRESS CONTACT:
Shelley Lotenberg
shelley@numc.edu
516-572-6055


NUMC’S BREAST IMAGING CENTER DESIGNATED AN AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY BREAST IMAGING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE


East Meadow, NY…..Arthur A. Gianelli, President/CEO of the NuHealth System, proudly announces that the Nassau University Medical Center’s breast imaging center has been designated by the American College of Radiology‘s Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE).

“Congratulations to the radiology staff, under the leadership of Victor Scarmato, MD, chair of the department of radiology, for achieving this prestigious designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. It shows the level of commitment that the NuHealth System has to fighting breast disease and demonstrates that we are performing at the highest level, doing everything that we can for the benefit of our patients,” said Gianelli.

By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory mammography accreditation program. The breast imaging services at NUMC are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. 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 NUMC has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility, equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

Steven J. Walerstein, MD, FACP, NuHealth’s executive vice president for medical affairs and medical director, complimented the radiology staff for their commitment to excellence in achieving the designation:  “We are pleased to add this recognition to our many awards that attest to our dedication to patient safety and superior care. The ACR BICOE designation signifies that the NUMC Breast Imaging Center provides these essential services to our community at the highest standards of the radiology profession.”

“Dr. Scarmato congratulated his staff as well: “You are to be commended on this well deserved distinction in achieving BICOE status, putting a gold star not just on mammography but also on breast ultrasound, ultrasound guided biopsies and stereotactic breast biopsies. This is a good day for the NUMC radiology department, and most importantly, the patients we serve.”

ABOUT ACR
The ACR is a national, professional organization serving more than 32,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.


ABOUT NUHEALTH
NuHealth is a Long Island health care organization delivering essential medical care and disease and lifestyle management to everyone at every stage of life.  Also known as Nassau Health Care Corporation, NuHealth is a public benefit corporation managing the operations of Nassau Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care and a network of Family Health Centers that bring primary and specialty care out into the community.  By emphasizing wellness, cultural sensitivity and collaborative efforts with the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NuHealth is working to make good care more affordable and easier to access.

For more information about NuHealth or its Centers of Care, visit www.nuhealth.net.
  

Follow Us Via