Vermont Business Magazine Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) was recently granted a Gold Standard of accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for quality and safety. This is a continuation of the department’s accreditation for another three years. The ACR Gold Standard of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed.
The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the department with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
“Providing high quality diagnostic imaging by experienced technologists has always been a priority for BMH,” noted Steven R. Gordon, President and CEO of BMH. “We are proud to receive this accreditation as a testament to our department’s continuous dedication.”
The American College of Radiology is a professional medical society founded in 1924 which serves more than 37,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists.
Founded in 1904, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) is a licensed, 61-bed, not-for-profit community hospital located in southeastern Vermont, serving a rural population of about 55,000 people in 22 towns in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The BMH medical staff includes board-certified providers in primary care and many other specialties, with a shared mission of providing exceptional health care delivered with compassion and respect. The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Health System includes the BMH Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice of primary care and specialty care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Over 110 active volunteers assist BMH’s 600 employees in caring for our community.
Source: Brattleboro, VT (August 7, 2017) – Brattleboro Memorial Hospital