HGB earns ACR accreditation

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital’s Breast Care Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

A breast biopsy is performed to remove cells from an area in the breast suspected to be cancerous. These cells are examined under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. In stereotactic breast biopsy, which is a less invasive procedure than a surgical biopsy, a special mammography machine helps guide the radiologist’s instruments to the site of an abnormal growth.

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.

“It was very important to us to receive the gold seal of accreditation,” said Jenny Wren, HGB director of women’s health services. “We hold our staff, processes and services to the highest standards of care, and the vigorous review process of the ACR validates that our equipment and facilities exceed quality assurance and safety guidelines.”

The ACR, founded in 1924, 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.

HGB’s Breast Care Center offers comprehensive breast health services to meet most patient's needs in a warm, inviting environment. Services include 2-D and 3-D mammography, breast cancer risk assessments, breast MRI and ultrasound, genetic testing, biopsies and bone density screenings. For more information call 517-541-5805.

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital has been the Charlotte community’s choice for health care for more than 80 years. HGB is committed to working together in health to provide quality care and enhance the vitality of the community.