The American College of Radiology (ACR) has recognized the Women’s Imaging and Mammography Center at Logan Regional Hospital as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Healthcare centers earn this designation by meeting the ACR’s high standards in image quality, staff experience and level of education, and patient safety measures. Logan Regional is the only facility in Cache Valley to hold this designation.
“This is a significant accomplishment for our hospital,” said Brandon McBride, Logan Regional’s chief operations officer. “It demonstrates our continuous commitment to provide every patient we see with the best care possible.”
Previously, Logan Regional was ACR-accredited for mammography, but the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation means Logan Regional has passed rigorous and voluntary accreditation programs for its entire breast imaging services including mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Only facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards, following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists, receive this designation.
“This prestigious designation assures our patients, and the community, that Logan Regional Hospital is a facility with the highest level of imaging quality and safety,” said Logan Regional’s Medical Director of Mammography Blake C. Mortenson, M.D. “It represents a combined effort of our highly skilled team of professionals. I am proud to acknowledge their dedication and ongoing efforts toward excellence.”
Logan Regional established its Breast Imaging Center in 1985 to focus on this critical area of healthcare for women. Today, the Center includes six radiologists, six mammographers, ultrasonographers and two breast-care coordinators. The program’s expert staff has extensive experience in the diagnosis of breast cancer and offers comprehensive, personalized services from routine screenings to complex diagnostic and biopsy procedures.