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EAH Receives ACR Accreditation

(Smyrna, GA, June 2, 2010) - Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and CT Scan as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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 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 service 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.

Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna is a not-for-profit facility operated by Adventist Health System (AHS) as a joint venture with Emory Healthcare. The hospital is located at 3949 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, Ga.

Contact:
Tonya Long
Emory-Adventist Hospital
770-437-4766
E-mail: tonya.long@ahss.org

Shawn Farley
ACR
703-648-8936
E-mail: sfarley@acr.org

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