The Nuclear Medicine Department at Guthrie’s Corning Hospital has received accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories. (ICANML)
Shirley Magana, Corning Hospital President said, "Going the extra step to achieve accreditation is another way our imaging staff is improving quality and increasing patient satisfaction. As we move toward a new Corning Hospital campus in the coming years, this constant commitment to clinical excellence makes me very proud."
This achievement joins a growing list of accreditations across the Guthrie Health Care System in the imaging services, including system wide American College of Radiology (ACR) Mammography Accreditation, system wide CT Scan ACR Accreditation, system wide MRI ACR Accreditation, and Guthrie Clinic Big Flats Nuclear Cardiology ICANL Accreditation. Joseph Sawyer, Vice President of Imaging and Ancillary Services for Guthrie refers to the effort as, “Our continuing journey toward quality excellence.”
The positives behind achieving accreditation include:
- Demonstrates a commitment to quality care
- Demonstrates accountability
- Assesses every aspect of daily operations with respect to the quality of health care provided to patients
- Helps identify and correct potential problems
- Validates quality assurance programs
Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county area service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.