Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Kimball Medical Center Receives Accreditation from the American College of Radiology

02/22/2013

Lakewood, N.J. – The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Kimball Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, has been awarded accreditation for its mammographic imaging services by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The accreditation process is overseen by radiologists and medical physicists on the Committee on Mammography Accreditation of the ACR Commission on Quality and Safety to ensure that facilities providing breast imaging services meet federally mandated standards for personnel, equipment, quality assurance and more.

“Accreditation by the ACR signifies that the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Kimball Medical Center provides the highest quality imaging services in the radiology profession. The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Centers are fully committed to providing exceptional patient care and are pleased that the ACR has acknowledged the safety and quality of the Wilentz Center at Kimball,” said Jorge Pardes, MD, Director of Breast Imaging for the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Centers.

The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center was introduced at Monmouth Medical Center in 1994 as a center of excellence with all breast care modalities under one umbrella, providing patients with compassionate and efficient service using state-of-the-art technology. The nationally renowned center, modeled after the nation's most highly regarded breast centers, offers a comprehensive array of preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services.

Located adjacent to the hospital at 500 River Avenue, Suite 200, the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Kimball Medical Center offers screening mammography, the breast cancer high risk program and DEXA bone density testing. All imaging exams are performed by experienced mammography technologists and are interpreted by Monmouth Medical Center’s dedicated breast imagers. A physician referral is not required for a screening mammogram.

Additional Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center satellites are also located in Howell at 59 Kent Road, and in Colts Neck at 310 Route 34 South.

To learn more about the new Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Kimball Medical Center or to schedule an appointment, call 732-942-5925.

About Kimball Medical Center:
Kimball Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, is a 350-bed, fully accredited acute care hospital dedicated to providing high quality medical and healthcare services to the residents of Ocean County and southern Monmouth County.

In addition to offering a full range of innovative diagnostic and treatment services, Kimball Medical Center offers an array of wellness programs. Its ever-growing series of health education programs, lectures, screenings and support groups aim to promote wellness among all age groups.

For more information about Kimball Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.

About the ACR Mammography Accreditation Program:
The ACR’s Mammography Accreditation Program has been helping facilities improve the quality of mammography through peer review and professional feedback since 1987. Initially conceived as a voluntary program, accreditation became mandatory when the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) of 1992 required all U.S. mammography facilities to become accredited and certified by October 1, 1994. Currently, the ACR is the largest of four accrediting bodies approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Date: February 22, 2013

CONTACT: Carrie Cristello
Public Relations
PH: (732) 923-6552
CCristello@barnabashealth.org

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