TriStar Ashland City Earns ACR Computed Tomography Accreditation

June 01, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 1, 2012)TriStar Ashland City has earned the American College of Radiology (ACR) gold seal of accreditation for computed tomography (CT) services.

A CT scan uses x-ray technology to capture images inside the body, assisting medical diagnosis and treatment. TriStar Ashland City’s three-year accreditation applies to both in-patient and out-patient services.

“This accreditation ensures that the acquisition of clinical images, physician reports, and quality control documentation at Ashland City are each of the highest standard,” said R. Wayne Reid, vice president of imaging for TriStar Centennial. “This is an amazing accomplishment, demonstrating both our radiologists’ and technologists’ commitment to providing quality patient care right here in Cheatham County.”

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 CT and other imaging services at TriStar Ashland City, visit TriStarHealth.com and select TriStar Ashland City or call (615) 342-1919.

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room at Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.

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