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Centennial Medical Center Earns ACR Ultrasound Accreditation

February 27, 2012

ACR Seal

Nashville, Tenn., (February 24, 2012) – Centennial Medical Center has earned the American College of Radiology (ACR) gold seal of accreditation for ultrasound services.

Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to capture images inside the body, assisting medical diagnosis and treatment. Centennial’s three-year accreditation applies to both in-patient and out-patient services for obstetrical, general, gynecological, and vascular ultrasound.

“This accreditation ensures that the acquisition of clinical images, physician reports, and quality control documentation at Centennial are each of the highest standard,” said R. Wayne Reid, Vice President of Imaging. “This is an amazing accomplishment, demonstrating our sonographers’ and radiologists’ commitment to quality patient care.”

The ACR is a professional medical organization dedicated to making imaging safe, effective, and accessible to those who need it. They are the oldest and most experienced imaging accreditation body in the nation. The accreditation process is an extensive peer-review by board-certified medical experts. Review includes image quality, personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance and quality control.

For more information on ultrasound imaging services at Centennial, visit CentennialMedicalCenter.com and click on services or call (615) 342-1919.

Centennial Medical Center, part of HCA/TriStar Health System, is a 657-bed facility that is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). One of Tennessee’s most complete medical facilities, the hospital campus is home to The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial, Women’s & Children’s Hospital at Centennial, Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at Centennial Medical Center at Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. To learn more, visit TriStarHealth.com and click on Centennial Medical Center or call (800) 242-5662.

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