GMHA’s Radiology receives accreditation

The exterior of Guam Memorial Hospital. Photo courtesy of GMHA

The Guam Memorial Hospital Authority’s Radiology department has been accredited by the American College of Radiology’s Committee on Computed Tomography Accreditation, according to a press release issued on April 27.

GMHA was awarded accreditation for the hospital’s CT unit meeting, the established criteria for clinical image quality and phantom image quality.

The GMHA Radiology department was required to meet established benchmarks, which required all GMHA Radiology medical imaging staff to have the appropriate experience and qualifications.

Further, medical imaging staff must be able to perform all the quality control tests as established by the ACR and its CT unit manufacturer.

GMHA was also required to provide confirmation that clinical and phantom images were reviewed and approved by a supervising physician and qualified medical physicist. GMHA met these and other requirements, resulting in ACR CT Accreditation for the next three years.

GMHA’s Radiology department is headed by Board Certified Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Jeffery Shay.

“GMHA is proud to have earned accreditation by the ACR for the excellent and quality work our Radiology department performs for our patients,” Dr. Joleen Aguon, GMHA’s Acting Hospital Administrator and CEO, said in the press release. “Dr. Shay and his team perform at the highest standards and we are grateful that their commitment to providing excellent radiological care for our people has resulted in accreditation by the ACR.”