Silver Cross Hospital

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New Lenox, IL (January 20, 2016) —Silver Cross Hospital has received three gold seals of accreditation as a result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  The ACR awarded Silver Cross three-year term accreditations in the following disciplines: breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which offers valuable information about many breast conditions that may not be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound;  computed tomography (CT), which — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions; and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

“Receiving three ACR gold seals of accreditation is a wonderful testimony to the commitment of the Silver Cross staff in ensuring that quality healthcare is provided to our patients,” said Darius Keblinskas, M.D., Radiology Department Chairman at Silver Cross Hospital.

PHOTO: Silver Cross MRI Technologist Margaret Hir talks with a patient during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines 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 to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement. 

“As a result of these exclusive accreditations, patients can be confident that Silver Cross Hospital has made a commitment to continually enhance the quality of the services and programs it provides to our patients while focusing on safety and customer satisfaction,” said Marci Vasiliades, Director of Imaging Services for Silver Cross Hospital. 

To schedule an appointment for a breast MRI, CT or MRI with a physician’s order, call (815) 300-7076 or through SCHedule Now online at www.silvercross.org. 

About The American College of Radiology  

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.  

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years, a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers and was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score SM by The Leapfrog Group. With nearly 4,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 296-bed acute care hospital and 5 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital in 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. In 2014, Silver Cross provided over $46 million in charity care and other community benefits. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org. Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.