Palm Bay Hospital Receives Prestigious Radiology Accreditations
By SpaceCoastDaily.com // April 26, 2013
ABOVE VIDEO: Located on Malabar Road in the fastest growing area in Brevard, Palm Bay Hospital features 152 beds and 195 highly skilled physicians. Focused on cutting-edge technology, Palm Bay Hospital offers patients extensive digital diagnostic radiology including digital mammography, x-ray, MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and Tele-Radiology.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Health First Palm Bay Hospital is proud to announce it has received prestigious accreditations from the American College of Radiology (ACR) in CT Modalities and four areas of Ultrasound Service.
Continuing a tradition of offering patients the latest high-tech services available, Palm Bay Hospital has earned three-year ACR Accreditation in ultrasound services in the areas of general, gynecological, first and second trimesters for obstetrical and vascular (including abdominal vascular, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular). Health First Palm Bay Hospital also received accreditation for the GE 8 Slice Lightspeed CT Scanner and the Philips 64 Slice Brilliance CT Scanner.
RIGOROUS REVIEW PROCESS
The ACR awards accreditation for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of a facility’s practices. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by Board-certified Radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
Patients who choose Palm Bay Hospital for Ultrasound Services can be assured the hospital has gone through a rigorous review process to ensure nationally-accepted standard practices that meet or exceed quality assurance and patient safety guidelines.
For more information on ultrasound services at Palm Bay Hospital call 321-434-6100.
FULLY INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEM
Founded in 1995, Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital). Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties. In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers.
Visit Health-First.org for more information