Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope Earns ACR Accreditation
Hope, Arkansas — Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammogram is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. “By meeting the rigorous standards of imaging quality and safety set forth by the ACR, this review process ensures we meet the nationally accepted standards of care,” says Nancy Singleton, radiology director at Wadley at Hope. “This is our community, and we are dedicated to providing the best care possible.”
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. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
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.
About Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope
Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope is a 48-bed general acute care hospital and part of Steward Health Care. Located in Hope, Arkansas, Wadley at Hope is the only hospital in Hempstead County and offers, 24-hour emergency care, is a “stroke ready” hospital, inpatient and outpatient diagnostic capabilities including CT, MRI, mammography, intensive care, general medical offerings, and a 12-bed inpatient geriatric behavioral health unit and operates a Rural Health Clinic. Wadley at Hope is accredited by DNV, certified by Medicare, and licensed by the state of Arkansas. To learn more, go to www.wadleyhealthathope.org.
About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country’s largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.