SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (December 14, 2016) – Greenville Health System’s Hillcrest Memorial Hospital in Simpsonville has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Hillcrest is the first and only hospital in the state to receive this designation.
The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care.
“We are honored to be named a Diagnostic Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology,” said John Gilpin, MD, a radiologist at Hillcrest Memorial Hospital. “This designation reaffirms our commitment to providing patients the highest quality care possible.”
To receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in all modalities they provide, and in which the ACR offers an accreditation program. Another requirement is to participate in the Dose Index Registry® and General Radiology Improvement Database, as well as Image Wisely® and Image Gently®.
About the American College of Radiology
The American College of Radiology (ACR), founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.