ROWLETT, TX (January 10, 2012) – The Lake Pointe Health Network has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in CT as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This accreditation covers Lake Pointe Medical Center and the Lake Pointe Imaging Centers in Forney and Rockwall. The diagnostic imaging centers in Forney and Rockwall offer all the digital imaging services of a full-service hospital in the comfort and convenience of a free-standing imaging center.
The ACR 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 equipment at the facility. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.
“This ACR accreditation recognizes the dedication of our employees and medical staff to ensure that we consistently meet these nationally accepted standards”, stated Tracy Sifuentes, Director of Imaging Services at the Lake Pointe Health Network. “Being ACR accredited in CT is a great honor. Our patients expect the highest quality of care and customer service, and this designation is a testament to the dedication of our staff to meeting and exceeding their expectations each and every day.”
Physicians ordering diagnostic imaging for their patients can be assured that Lake Pointe has gone through a rigorous review process to meet these nationally accepted standards. The accreditation means that the personnel are well-qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret medical images and administer radiation treatments. It also signifies appropriate equipment is available and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines. In the near future, some insurance companies will require their insured only receive imaging services from an ACR accredited facility.
ABOUT AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY
The American College of Radiology (ACR), headquartered in Reston, VA, 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. The ACR is devoted to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.
ABOUT LAKE POINTE HEALTH NETWORK
Lake Pointe Health Network is a locally focused health network developed by Lake Pointe Medical Center and designed to improve access to healthcare services in Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City and the surrounding communities. The network currently comprises Lake Pointe Medical Center, a 112-bed acute care hospital located in Rowlett at 6800 Scenic Drive; Lake Pointe Imaging Centers, diagnostic imaging centers located in Rockwall at 1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 121 and in Forney at 763 E. State Highway 80, Suite 120; Lake Pointe Sleep Center, located in Rowlett at 7501 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140; Lake Pointe Cancer Center, a center providing comprehensive cancer care, located in Rowlett at 7501 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 120; Lake Pointe Breast Center, a center providing comprehensive breast care, located in Rockwall at 1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 121; Lake Pointe Wound Care Center, a comprehensive wound care center that includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy, located in Rowlett at 7501 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 240; Lake Pointe Urgent Care Center, located in Rockwall at 1005 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 115; Lake Pointe Cardiac Rehabilitation, located in Rowlett at 7801 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 110; and Lake Pointe Fitness and Outpatient Rehabilitation, located at 9400 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 124. Lake Pointe Health Network is committed to providing the same high quality health care found at Lake Pointe Medical Center. To learn more about Lake Pointe Health Network, please visit www.lakepointemedical.com.