(Newark, NJ April 6, 2016) — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of
accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the
American College of Radiology (ACR), according to Steven Parmett, M.D., Chairman, Department of Radiology.
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts
of radioactive material, administered to the patient, to diagnose and
treat a variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease
and certain other abnormalities within the body.
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.
“At Newark Beth Israel Medical Center we are committed to quality
care and patient safety,” states Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH,
FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical
Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, “with this accreditation,
our patients will know we meet the nationally-accepted standards of care.”
The ACR, founded in 1924, the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body
in the U.S., is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients
and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice,
science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more
than 37,000 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.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive
health care to its local communities and beyond with over 1,000 physicians,
3,200 employees, 150 volunteers, over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000
admissions annually. It’s home to the nation’s 3rd largest heart transplant center, Barnabas Health’s Heart Failure
Treatment and Transplant Program; NJ’s only Advanced Lung Disease
and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve
procedures, including TAVR, than any other center in the State. The robotic
surgery program is the broadest and most experienced in northern New Jersey.
The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and new
Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless
integration of cancer prevention, specialized care and treatment options.
Children's Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth
Israel Medical Center cares for children from newborn to adolescent years,
with over thirty specialized pediatric services as well as preventive
programs that promote wellness in the community. The Children’s
Heart Center has a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for
the most complex cardiac abnormalities. For more information, visit us at
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