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Prisma Health Breast Health Center in Sumter receives ACR accreditation renewal

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Prisma Health Breast Health Center in Sumter has been awarded two, three-year terms of renewed accreditation, one in breast ultrasound and one in stereotactic breast biopsy, as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The accreditations for these modalities help the center maintain its status as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.

Terry Jett, mammography manager for the Center, said, “Accreditation ensures the Breast Center is constantly working to achieve the highest quality of care and improve outcomes for all patients, rather than just meeting the normal standards. It is a team effort that we take very seriously. Our department is very proud to be a part of saving lives and will continue to strive to be the very best.” As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the Breast Health Center in Sumter is fully accredited by the ACR for having achieved high standards in quality, staff and advanced technology.

The program, which is administered by ACR, ensures patients will have access to:

  • An interdisciplinary team approach to coordinate best treatment options.
  • Breast cancer conferences.
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials.
  • Quality breast care close to home.

For more information about the center and its accreditation by ACR, contact Terry Jett at 803-774-9046 or Terry.Jett@PrismaHealth.org.

About the American College of Radiology

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. For more information, visit ACR.org.

About Prisma Health

Prisma Health is a not-for-profit health company and the largest healthcare system in South Carolina. With nearly 30,000 team members, 18 acute care and specialty hospitals, 2,947 beds, approximately 300 outpatient sites, and nearly 5,000 employed and clinically integrated network physicians and providers, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually in its 21-county market area that covers 50% of South Carolina. Prisma Health’s goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. For more information, visit PrismaHealth.org.

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