Ocean Medical Center Receives ACR Accreditation for Ultrasound Imaging

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Ocean Medical Center Receives ACR Accreditation for Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound services acknowledged for exceptional care and quality

Ocean Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Ultrasound as the result of a survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This upholds the department's ACR accreditations for nine modalities, a status earned by only a handful of providers in the region.

"ACR accreditation demonstrates Ocean Medical Center's commitment to quality patient care," says Michael Unterman, M.D., department chair of radiology at Ocean Medical Center. "With all of our imaging modalities being accredited, patients can have a high level of confidence in knowing that our staff delivers exceptional clinical care with a personal level of customer service."

The ACR is a national organization that 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 Imaging Services Pavilion (radiology) department at Ocean Medical Center provides a full array of services with convenient hours, including x-ray, PET/CT and CT scan, wide bore MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and interventional radiology. Ocean is also home to the Women's Imaging Pavilion, which is dedicated to the specialized health needs of women, such as digital mammography, breast MRI, bone density, ultrasound, and stereotactic biopsy. For information about imaging services at Ocean Medical Center, call 732-836-4025.

About Ocean Medical Center

Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 321-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; DaVinci robotic surgery; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation's most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center recently completed a four-level expansion that has transformed the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.