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Health First Palm Bay Hospital Receives Accreditation from American College of Radiology in CT Modalities and Four Areas of Ultrasound Services

Rockledge, FL (April 26, 2013) — Health First Palm Bay Hospital is proud to announce it has received prestigious accreditations from the American College of Radiology (ACR) in CT Modalities and four areas of Ultrasound Service. Continuing a tradition of offering patients the latest high-tech services available, Palm Bay Hospital has earned three-year ACR Accreditation in ultrasound services in the areas of general, gynecological, 1st and 2nd trimesters for obstetrical and vascular (including abdominal vascular, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular). Health First Palm Bay Hospital also received accreditation for the GE 8 Slice Lightspeed CT Scanner and the Philips 64 Slice Brilliance CT Scanner.

The ACR awards accreditation for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of a facility’s practices. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by Board-certified Radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

Patients who choose Palm Bay Hospital for Ultrasound Services can be assured the hospital has gone through a rigorous review process to ensure nationally-accepted standard practices that meet or exceed quality assurance and patient safety guidelines.

For more information on ultrasound services at Palm Bay Hospital, or to schedule an appointment, call 321-434-6100.

About Health First

Founded in 1995, Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital). Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties. In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast. Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers. Visit www.Health-First.org for more information.