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July 29, 2008

MAURY REGIONAL RECEIVES AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY ACCREDITATION

COLUMBIA, Tenn.— Maury Regional Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in MRI as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

“The accreditation application process took nearly an entire year for the staff to collect images and data for the ACR to consider accrediting our facility. Being awarded this accreditation acknowledges that our staff, equipment and protocols for exams, set a higher standard of service for patients who require MRI exams. I commend the dedicated effort of the MRI staff and Dr. David Shackelford, MRI specialist in radiology, in accomplishing this task,” said Pam Williams, director of imaging.

“Receiving the ACR accreditation shows Maury Regional Hospital is committed to providing superior patient care. The goal of our highly qualified and compassionate team of health care professionals is to provide patients with the highest quality diagnostic testing, using technology that produces precise results,” said Dr. Shackelford.

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, 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. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

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