ACR Accreditation

Celebrating a "Rare" Achievement: All modalities at both HMG outpatient diagnostic centers achieve ACR accreditation

A two-year pursuit resulted in a rare achievement—all modalities at both HMG outpatient diagnostic centers (ODC at Sapling Grove, Bristol, and the ODC at MeadowView Lane, Kingsport) have achieved accreditation through the American College of Radiology.

"This is indeed a very rare achievement," boasts Samantha Sizemore, HMG director of radiology. "The accreditation process is incredibly rigorous. It took a great deal of effort and a demonstration of excellence to achieve accreditation in every modality we offer."

According to Sizemore, HMG is the only such healthcare entity within the Tri-Cities region to achieve ACR accreditation on all modalities.

The mission of the American College of Radiology is to serve patients and society by maximizing the value of radiology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics by advancing the science of radiology, improving the quality of patient care, positively influencing the socio-economics of the practice of radiology, providing continuing education for radiology and allied health professions and conducting research for the future of radiology.