The Imaging Department of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center (HRMC) has been awarded a three year reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), a prestigious national agency headquartered in Ellicott, Maryland.
In a statement issued by IAC, the agency said the reaccreditation demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing high quality patient care in vascular testing.
The IAC conducted an intensive application and review process throughout the HRMC Imaging Department’s ultrasound unit, which was found to be in compliance with published standards.
Tom Wells, Imaging Services Director for HRMC, said many facets contribute to accurate vascular testing.
“The expertise of the Technologist performing the examination, the type of equipment, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures are all critical to quality patient testing,” Wells said.
The accreditation process enables the critical operational and technical components of HRMC to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.
“This re-accreditation demonstrates HRMC’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care,” Wells continued. “By utilizing a higher standard of vascular diagnostic testing, better clinical outcomes and increased patient satisfaction are attained.”
Ken Johnson, President and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, said accreditations are a reaffirmation of the quality of care and healthcare professionals employed within the system.
“Attaining accreditations based on high quality standards is a matter of highest priority throughout all departments within HRHS,” Johnson said. “With the increase in heart attacks and strokes in the nation, it is vitally important that our Imaging Department provide the highest quality care possible for the patients who entrust their healthcare needs to us.”
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center is an entity of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System. Other entities are Health-E-Quip, Horizons Mental Health Center, Hospice and Homecare of Reno County, and Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation.
Richard Shank, External Affairs Representative
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center