Methodist Hospitals Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence  

Jun 21

Merrillville, IN — Methodist Hospitals, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging 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).
Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious designation,” said Ian McFadden, CEO of Methodist Hospitals. “Receiving this recognition by ACR is another step in our continuous commitment to be the leader in providing specialty services in Northwest Indiana. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our physicians and employees.”

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

Pictured from l to r: Telia Ezell Baker, Ultrasonographer (US); Amy Koulianos, Mammography Technologist (MT); Vesna Ruiz, UT; Jan Piazza, US; Rita Rendina, MT; Carlisa Primm, US; Mary Ann Hansen, RDMS RVT, Ultrasound Supervisor; Kathy Tuel, US; Yolanda Fields, MT; Kim Asher, MT; Laurie Pilla, MT; Pam Daly, MT; Jennifer Sanders, Mammography Supervisor

About Methodist Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals is the regional healthcare leader in Northwest Indiana, committed to delivering the most advanced treatments for the best outcomes. With roots dating to 1911, we serve residents in Lake and Porter Counties, as well as those living in communities that extend west to the Illinois border, east to LaPorte and Valparaiso, south to Lowell and beyond.

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