"Breast Imaging Center Of Excellence"
To achieve Center of Excellence status, facilities must meet stringent national standards for excellence in breast imaging and earn accreditation in a comprehensive array of imaging modalities (tests and equipment), including mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
“The Center of Excellence designation is great news for our patients and all residents in the Coachella Valley,” says John Cutrone, MD,Medical Director of the Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center.“It means they can feel confident that we are delivering safe, accurate and effective care because we have met — and continue to meet — the standards of excellence set forth by the ACR.”
Accreditation assesses the overall quality of a practice including equipment, quality assurance activities, personnel, and ultimately, the quality of patient care.As part of the accreditation process, the Breast Center voluntarily underwent a rigorous on-site review to ensure that it meets nationally accepted standards in these areas. This review was conducted by board certified physicians and medical physicists who are part of the ACR’s Commission on Quality and Safety and Commission on Breast Imaging.
“This extensive application process was a two-year cooperative effort by Dr. Cutrone and Deborah Rubin,MD, both fellowshiptrained breast imaging specialists, and our technologists and support staff,” explains Kim Von Haden,Manager of the Breast Center.“This skilled team is dedicated to providing Coachella Valley women with highly specialized breast screening and diagnostic services, and this designation recognizes our expertise.”
“Our technologists completed additional training and adhered to strict criteria to achieve this designation, and several achieved new certification in breast ultrasound, further enhancing the quality of services we provide, notes Belinda Zaparinuk, RT(M)BS, CBEC, Lead Technologist.
The ACR is the preeminent national professional organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists,medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians devoted to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it, advancing the science of radiology and improving radiological service to the patient.
“This ACR designation is a clear indication to patients and referring physicians that the Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center is committed to providing the highest quality care,” says Von Haden.
HIGH-QUALITY BREAST IMAGING AT FOUR CONVENIENT LOCATIONS
For patients’ convenience, the Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center — newly designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence — offers four easily accessible locations throughout the Valley.
Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage Medical Center
72780 Country Club Drive, Suite A105, Rancho Mirage
Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, La Quinta
Eisenhower Health Center 151 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs
To schedule an appointment at any of these locations, call 760-773-4338.