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GMC EARNS ACR CT ACCREDITATION


Glendive, Montana, October 23, 2012 - Glendive Medical Center (GMC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Computerized Tomography (C.T.) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). "We are the only facility in eastern Montana to have this accreditation for our C.T. scanner. This is great for our patients," Kevin Maxwell, MD, Radiologist, said.

A C.T. scan is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the body. A computer creates separate images of the body area, called slices. Three-dimensional models of the body area can be created by stacking the slices together. These images help physicians treat and diagnose medical conditions.

The ACR gold seal 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.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 health care professionals. The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. For more information, please visit www.acr.org.

ABOUT GLENDIVE MEDICAL CENTER - Glendive Medical Center (GMC) is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in eastern Montana, providing 24-hour emergency care and a full array of medical and surgical services. In addition, GMC operates two nursing homes with 151 total skilled beds-Extended Care (71 beds) and Eastern Montana Veterans Home (80 beds)-Gabert Clinic and Pharmacy, and The Heritage (Assisted Living 13-Units). Please call 406-345-3306 for inquiries or visit www.gmc.org.