Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The hospital joins Palmetto Health Baptist and Palmetto Health Richland. The designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imagine Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).
“Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge breast imaging services is joining our other Palmetto Health Breast Centers in meeting the standards of excellence that are required by the American College of Radiology, which oversees mammography and breast imaging in the United States. We are proud to be able to add this designation. We believe it shows our continuous dedication to provide our community with the highest level of care,” said Julie Riley, imaging manager, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge.
Peer-review evaluations, conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
For more information about Palmetto Health’s Breast Centers, call 803-296-8888 or visit www.PalmettoHealth.org/BreastCenter.
About American College of Radiology
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 Palmetto Health
Palmetto Health, the largest health care system and one of the largest employers in South Carolina, is comprised of more than 12,000 team members, physicians and volunteers working together to fulfill Palmetto Health’s Vision: to be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves. The system includes seven acute-care hospitals— Baptist Easley, Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital, Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Tuomey—as well as an expansive physician practice network, dozens of affiliated clinics and specialty care practices and a 501(c)(3) foundation. Recognized nationally as one of the best places to work and receive care, Palmetto Health also trains the next generation of physicians through its 23 residency and fellowship programs affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. For more information, visit PalmettoHealth.org or call 803-296-CARE (2273).