Frye Regional Medical Center Receives ACR Accreditation in Nuclear Medicine 
 
Thursday, 01 May 2008 
 
 
Hollie Burress, RT(N) and Brea Richter, CNMT are nuclear medicine technologists at FryeCare 

FryeCare Outpatient Imaging of Frye Regional Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology.

According to FryeCare Administrator Sandra Holman, patients should find comfort in an ACR accredited facility. “The ACR accreditation demonstrates commitment to quality patient care. Only the highest quality care is provided by accredited facilities,” said Holman. “I am extremely proud of my staff for their hard work and determination to receive this accreditation in nuclear medicine.”

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., 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 the facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic-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 healthcare services.

FryeCare provides a variety of outpatient diagnostic services. These include digital mammography, x-ray, open MRI, conventional MRI, CT, bone densitometry, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.  

Frye Regional Medical Center is a 355-bed acute care facility located at 420 North Center Street in Hickory.  The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of Catawba County since 1911.  The hospital’s main campus includes a comprehensive heart center, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, restorative care unit, pediatrics, center for neurosciences, cancer center and women’s pavilion.  Frye has several extended campuses to serve families throughout the area, including FryeCare, an outpatient diagnostic facility; Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, Frye Wellness and Education Center, which houses the Center For Diabetes Self-Management Care, perinatal education and community wellness classes; Infusion Care; Piedmont Therapy, offering sports and industrial rehabilitation; South Campus for psychiatric services; Tate Surgery Center; Unifour Pain Treatment Center; Unifour Pulmonology; two urgent care facilities; and Vein and Wound Center.  For employers, Frye provides industrial health services through Hart Industrial Clinic, Oakwood Place an outpatient substance abuse program and our urgent care locations. Frye Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about the hospital, visit www.fryemedctr.com. For physician referral, call 828-315-3391.