St. John’s Medical Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center
of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the only hospital
in the region to have earned this distinction.
“I am extremely proud of the entire radiology department for earning
this distinction,” said Michelle Kren, the administrative director
of diagnostic imaging. “This is a remarkable achievement, as the
nearest Breast Imaging Center of Excellence facility is 250 miles away.
We are committed to ensuring the safety of our patients, offering convenience,
and providing the best care possible to our community.”
To be named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, a site must earn accreditation
in four areas: mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound
(including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy), and breast MRI.
Board-certified physicians and medical physicists then conduct peer-review
evaluations in each breast imaging modality. They determined that St.
John’s Medical Center has achieved high practice standards in image
quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control
procedures, and quality assurance programs.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307 739 7380,
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY (ACR)
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000
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.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, named a five-star hospital
by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.