Wesley Healthcare November 11, 2014

WICHITA – Galichia Heart Hospital, a campus of Wesley Medical Center, has been awarded another three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography – or CT – scanning from the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scans, sometimes called CAT scans, are a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. Galichia’s CT program has been accredited by the ACR since 2008.

To earn ACR accreditation, a CT program must submit clinical and phantom images, dose measurements and scanning protocols for review. This is the third time Galichia has earned the three-year accreditation.

“The imaging staff worked extremely hard and put in a great deal of time to gain this re-accreditation,” said Fred Mueller, Galichia’s CT manager. “But it tells our patients that we are running a top notch-CT department.”

The ACR gold seal of accreditation 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, radiation safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of the facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are reviewed.

“Earning this accreditation means our CT images for pediatric and adult patients meet the highest standards for quality and patient safety,” said Brad Bowren, Wesley’s director of imaging. “Our patients deserve this high-level of care.”

Galichia’s CT department is accredited in adult, pediatric, head, neck, chest and cardiac CT imaging.

For more information about Galichia Heart Hospital and its imaging services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Wesley Medical Center is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with the Wesley ER, Wesley West ER and Galichia ER. Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WESLEYCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com

About the ACR

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 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. To learn more about ACR, please visit www.acr.org.