Coastal Carolina Hospital Receives ACR Accreditation for Mammography Services 
 
Monday, 23 August 2010 
 
 
Coastal Carolina Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography services as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Coastal Carolina Hospital provides digital mammography services for patients. Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. It uses computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce an image that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor. Images appear on the monitor in a matter of seconds.

 “Our accreditation indicates that our services are up to par with national guidelines for mammography services, and demonstrates our commitment to quality patient care,” said Jennifer Patton, manager of the Imaging Department at Coastal Carolina Hospital.

 The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment.

 About Coastal Carolina Hospital

Coastal Carolina Hospital is a 41-bed acute care hospital located at the intersection of Interstate 95 and Highway 278 in Hardeeville, S. C. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of Jasper and Beaufort counties since November 2004. The hospital provides acute care services including intensive care, diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, surgical services, inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation, hyperbarics and wound healing, and 24-hour emergency treatment. Coastal Carolina Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Coastal Carolina Hospital, visit www.coastalhospital.com.