GULFPORT, Miss. —Memorial Hospital has recently been awarded two three-year terms of accreditations in Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Memorial Diagnostic Imaging Services has been accredited by the ACR for many years for Digital Mammography and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy. The ACR has accredited Memorial as a safe and effective facility. For more than three quarters of a century, ACR has thoroughly reviewed and assessed healthcare centers, personnel, and equipment to ensure a low risk of radiation and to prevent overtreatment.
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.
Memorial is a not-for profit medical complex in Gulfport, Mississippi, jointly owned by the City of Gulfport and Harrison County. Memorial is one of the most comprehensive healthcare systems in the state, licensed for 445-beds, including an inpatient rehabilitation unit, a behavioral health facility, outpatient surgery center, satellite outpatient diagnostic and rehabilitation centers and more than 95 Memorial Physician Clinics.
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.