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Imaging Services Awarded The ACR Gold Seal

In this day and age it seems as if everything is “going digital”. Digital breast cancer screenings provide a tremendous health benefit because they can detect cancer at the earliest and most treatable stages. In fact, the five-year survival rate is 97% when breast cancer is caught early. Most important, digital mammography can improve accuracy in annual mammography screenings.

The Imaging Department at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital has been recognized again by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for their outstanding performance and were awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography. 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.

Digital Mammography is a powerful new tool for early detection of breast cancer. However, it's only natural to feel anxious when it's time to have a mammogram. At Culbertson Memorial Hospital, we understand the emotions that go along with getting a mammogram, waiting for results and, if needed, determining treatment. “The technology and expertise at Culbertson sets us apart from most screening centers,” says Director of Imaging Services, Christy Sims, R.T. (R). “Our highly skilled team of specialists provides the most comprehensive and compassionate care in the area, which helps us give our patients confidence and comfort.”

Brittney Taylor, FNP-C Is Currently Accepting New Patients at Rushville Family Practice

Brittney’s primary goal is to help her patients prevent illness and believes  the key to leading a healthy lifestyle is through preventative care. She will work together with every patient, as a team, to create healthcare plans specific to their needs. Brittney also recognizes that even with preventative care, patients may become ill along the way, and she is prepared to aid her patients in restoring their health appropriately and quickly. To schedule an appointment please call 217/322-3345.



Cindy Kunkel Named 2013 Culbertson Memorial Hospital Employee Of The Year







For more information on any of the press releases above, please contact: Molly Sorrell, Director of Community Relations and Marketing at 217/322-5269 or msorrell@sdcmh.org




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