Sturgis Hospital awarded ultrasound accreditation

Sturgis Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems.

“Medical imaging has changed tremendously over the last decade,” says Rob LaBarge. “Staying up to date with the latest technology and best practices is important to us because it mean our patients will received the very best care possible.” I applaud our radiology staff and physicians for continually achieving high standards.”

The ACR gold seal 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, following 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 practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 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.

Sturgis Hospital, built in 1925, is an 84-bed licensed, acute care facility. Nearly 40 active Medical Staff members serve Sturgis and the surrounding communities offering Medical/Surgical care on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

The Hospital has a three room Surgical Suite; a four-bed Coronary/Intensive Care Unit; and a 12-bed Obstetrical Department with modern Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum rooms. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with full-time medical staff coverage and the latest diagnostic technology, which includes Angiography, 128-slice CT Scanning, Digital Mammography, Mobile MRI, Nuclear medicine and Ultrasound.

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