Orange Regional Medical Center has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and is the first in Orange County.
The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care.
“We are very excited and proud of this achievement as we are the first one in our area,” said Greater Hudson Valley Health System Senior Administrator of Ancillary Services Gene Bernieri. “Being a Center of Excellence means that our staff, technology and organizational commitment achieved a level of excellence that is among the elite in the healthcare industry.”
In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in all modalities they provide, and in which the ACR offers an accreditation program.
About the American College of Radiology
The ACR, founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.