LFH plugs into radiology accreditation

Little Falls Hospital, a subsidiary of the Bassett Healthcare Network, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography as a result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.

Board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field award facilities meeting ACR practice parameters and technical standards after a peer-review evaluation.

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.

LFH is an inpatient 25-bed acute care hospital.