Potomac Valley Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation

WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital has been awarded the American College of Radiology (ACR) gold seal of accreditation in computed tomography (CT). This three-year accreditation was earned following a recent review of the hospital’s radiology practices by the ACR. CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical imaging test that helps physicians diagnose and treat various medical conditions.

“Achieving the ACR gold seal of accreditation indicates the highest level of image quality and patient safety,” says April Spotts, radiology manager. “The radiology department of Potomac Valley Hospital has worked hard to earn this recognition, and we are proud to be able to continuously offer safe, quality services to our patients.”

This accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians 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 facility with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.

“The staff at PVH works continually to ensure that we provide the best possible care,” notes Mark Boucot, president and CEO at PVH. “Accreditation of our services by organizations such as the ACR underscores the fact that Potomac Valley Hospital works diligently to provide the care the people of this area need and deserve. I’m honored to be working with such a dedicated staff.”

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 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.

Potomac Valley Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital in Keyser, West Virginia. The hospital serves the community of Mineral County, West Virginia and surrounding areas. PVH officially became a member of the West Virginia University Health System in 2014. PVH provides inpatient and outpatient care, including 24/7 Emergency Department services. PVH employs more than 250 healthcare professionals, including over 50 physicians, who are dedicated to our mission of striving to treat every patient like a member of our own family.