Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Mammography Earns ACR Accreditation

BUCKEYE, WV — Pocahontas Memorial Hospital 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 mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the
early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient
safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific requirements based on 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 back to the facility and provide the practice
with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®), founded in 1924, is a 42,000-member medical
association that advances patient care, medical practice and collaborative results through
advocacy, quality standards, research and education. www.acr.org   

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital located in Buckeye, West Virginia
with a diverse range of services including Level IV Trauma Center status, federally designated
Rural Health Clinic, Pulmonology Clinic, outpatient pharmacy, and two outlying family practice
clinics. Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has been dedicated to providing compassionate and
high-quality healthcare to the residents and visitors of Pocahontas County for 118 years. The
addition of mammography services marks a significant milestone in the hospital’s commitment
to expand services and enhance healthcare accessibility for all.