ROWLETT, TX (December 21, 2009) – Lake Pointe Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in MRI as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
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 facility equipment. 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 Lake Pointe Medical Center. “Being ACR accredited in MRI 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.
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 MEDICAL CENTER
Lake Pointe Medical Center is a 112-bed acute care hospital located at 6800 Scenic Drive in Rowlett. Lake Pointe Medical Center has been serving the residents of Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City and the surrounding communities since 1987. The hospital provides a wide spectrum of medical services, including an emergency department with Fast Track services, a 14-bed intensive care unit, women's services, a Level II Neonatal Nursery, diagnostic imaging, eight operating rooms and telemetry. With a medical staff of over 400 physicians, Lake Pointe Medical Center provides a number of specialty services, including cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, general surgery, spine surgery, thoracic surgery, ear nose and throat, pulmonary medicine, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and neonatal services. Lake Pointe also offers wound care, sleep medicine, physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as pulmonary rehabilitation. The Lake Pointe Urgent Care Center in Rockwall provides quick, convenient care for minor emergencies and illness. The Lake Pointe Imaging Centers in Forney and Rockwall provide extended imaging services to the community. In 2009, the hospital received two designations: a J.D. Power And Associates Distinguished Hospital Program Award for “An Outstanding Patient Experience” for Maternity Services; and two CIGNA Center of Excellence Designations for Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal and Vaginal Delivery. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency, licensed by the state of Texas and certified for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To learn more about Lake Pointe Medical Center, visit www.lakepointemedical.com.