FryeCare Ultrasound Imaging Receives ACR Accreditation 
 
Tuesday, 31 July 2007 
 
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FryeCare employees Kimberly Parsons RDMS (Reg Diagnostic Medical Sonographer); Michelle White, RDMS, RVT (Reg Vascular Tech); and Heather Clontz, RDMS 

     Hickory, NC – FryeCare, the outpatient imaging center of Frye Regional Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Ultrasound Imaging Services as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology

     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 of variety of outpatient diagnostic services. These include Mammography, Open MRI, Conventional MRI, CT, Bone Densitometry, Ultrasound, Lab Services, and Nuclear Medicine.

     Frye Regional Medical Center, part of Tenet North Carolina, 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 and cardiopulmonary rehab, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, pediatrics, center for neurosciences, cancer center and women’s pavilion. Frye has several extended campuses to serve families throughout the area, including Frye Wellness and Education Center, which houses the Center For Diabetes Self-Management Care, perinatal education and community wellness classes; South Campus for psychiatric services; Viewmont and Tate Surgery Centers; Vein and Wound Center; Infusion Care; Unifour Pain Treatment Center; Piedmont Therapy, offering sports and industrial rehabilitation; two urgent care facilities; FryeCare, an outpatient diagnostic facility; plus HealthPoint, which provides extensive industrial services and programs to employers.

     Frye Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the hospital, visit www.fryemedctr.com.

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Photo caption: Left to Right—FryeCare employees Kimberly Parsons, RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer); Michelle White, RDMS, RVT (Registered Vascular Technician); and Heather Clontz, RDMS