DULLES, VA – StoneSprings Hospital Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, to diagnose and treat a variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body.
“This accreditation is another great accomplishment for our facility,” said Scott Cassar M.D., Department Chair of Radiology at StoneSprings Hospital Center. “We are pleased to be recognized for the highest level of quality and safety in nuclear medicine and to provide this comprehensive modality to our patients and community.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. 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.
“We are so pleased to be recognized once again by the ACR.” said Lance Jones, CEO, StoneSprings Hospital Center. “Such a distinction underscores the quality of the Radiology team’s work and our commitment to providing the highest quality of care and safety to our patients.”
This achievement marks the fifth ACR accreditation that the hospital has earned. In addition to nuclear medicine, StoneSprings Hospital Center is also ACR accredited in mammography, MRI, CT, and ultrasound.
The StoneSprings Hospital Center Radiology Department is a highly-specialized, full-service group of imaging experts. Using advanced state-of-the-art equipment, the Radiology Department provides a variety of services, including x-ray, digital 3D mammography, low dose CT, ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine and interventional radiology.
About StoneSprings Hospital Center
Part of HCA Virginia Health System, StoneSprings Hospital Center, is a 234,000 square foot, 124-bed facility providing medical and surgical services to Loudoun County. Statewide, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals, 29 outpatient centers, five freestanding emergency rooms, and two urgent care centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $251.6 million in uncompensated care, and pays $82.3 million in state and local taxes each year. For more information about StoneSprings Hospital Center, visit www.stonespringshospital.com.