Regional West Medical Center Earns ACR Accreditation

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ― Regional West Medical Center Imaging Services has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

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 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, capability of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed through a comprehensive review.

“Earning this accreditation reinforces our commitment to quality, patient safety, and exemplifies our dedication to our community,” said Wendy J. Stirnkorb, CRA, RT R MR, director of Imaging Services. “It demonstrates Regional West Medical Center Imaging Services is devoted to best practice standards for patient safety, dose reduction, protocol standardization and technical excellence.”                                     

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 providers, and over 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.