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Heywood Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation for CT Scan

Heywood Hospital, awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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PRLog - Oct. 19, 2011 - GARDNER, Mass. -- Gardner, MA — Heywood Hospital, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

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 Guidelines 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.

“This accreditation underscores our hospital team’s commitment to providing the highest quality services to our community,” said Win Brown, president and chief executive officer at Heywood Hospital. “We are proud to offer the people of greater Gardner the life-saving advantages of leading-edge CT technology provided in a safe, effective and patient-oriented environment.”

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.

Heywood Hospital offers a full range of CT Scanning services on its two state-of-the-art Toshiba Aquilion ™ CT Scanners including Cardiac CT Angiography and Cardiac CT  Calcium Scoring. Cardiac CT Calcium Scoring is now available directly to the public   without a physician referral for only $99. To find out more about this important screening test and other radiology services, visit www.heywood.org or schedule a CT scan appointment at Heywood Hospital by calling 978-630-5070.

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Heywood Hospital is an independent, community-owned, non-profit 134-bed acute-care hospital located in Gardner, MA. Heywood Hospital provides a broad range of high quality medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric, transitional care and behavioral health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our Centers of Excellence include the Watkins Center for Emergency and Acute Care; the LaChance Maternity Center; and the Heywood Heart Center, an affiliate of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial Health Care. In addition to the main campus, Heywood Hospital has two satellite facilities, the Winchendon Health Center in Winchendon and the Heywood Rehab Center in Gardner, as well as a number of primary care practices in the region. Heywood Hospital also operates a school-based health center, the Murdock Health Center at the Murdock Middle High School in Winchendon.

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Location:Gardner - Massachusetts - United States
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Last Updated:Oct 19, 2011
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