The radiology department at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ by the American College of Radiology (ACR), making it one of only 17 hospital radiology departments in the U.S. to have achieved this designation and the only one in the region.
To become a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence – an elite distinction recognizing the highest level of medical imaging care – a facility must first have accreditation for all of the ACR-rated imaging services it provides. The ACR then undertakes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including its structure, patient outcomes, credentials of professional staff, technology, and policies and procedures the organization follows. Excellence in all of these aspects contributes to superior patient care.
In announcing the designation, Michael Glennon, Senior Administrative Director of Ancillary Services at Phelps, said, “We are extremely proud that our radiology department has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence. This validates our commitment to superb patient care and quality, and substantiates our focus on achieving the highest level of patient safety. Phelps earned this designation ahead of approximately 99.8% of all U.S. hospitals.
The Phelps radiology department performs a full spectrum of services for early detection and diagnosis of medical conditions, including bone densitometry, breast imaging ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, nuclear medicine, angiography and diagnostic radiology.
To maintain this designation, a center must submit monthly data to the ACR and undergo an onsite survey every three years. It must also participate in several national data registries, including the General Radiology Improvement Database, disclosing information such as radiation dosages administered and turnaround times for test results.
The American College of Radiology, one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States, devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.
To learn more about radiology services at Phelps, go to http://phelpshospital.org/clinical-services/radiology.
About Phelps Hospital
Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. www.phelpshospital.org. Phelps’ primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities. www.phelpsmedicalassociates.org.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 500 outpatient practices. We care for more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees – including 15,000+ nurses and 2,500+ doctors within Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.