Florida Hospital Sebring Designated Diagnostic Imaging “Center of Excellence”

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Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

"This demonstrates the extraordinary commitment to the highest quality standard by our Imaging Services Team to ensure we provide the best service available anywhere in the country, " said Randy Surber, President and CEO of Florida Hospital Heartland Region.

Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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.

“Florida Hospital Heartland is one of only five such designated centers within the entire state of Florida for this prestigious honor. This demonstrates the extraordinary commitment to the highest quality standard by our Imaging Services Team to ensure we provide the best service available anywhere in the country. It’s right here at Florida Hospital Heartland!” stated Randy Surber, President and CEO of Florida Hospital Heartland Region.

“We are so proud of the Diagnostic Imaging team at Florida Hospital Heartland. Being recognized as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR) confirms what we believe, that we provide today’s highest level of image quality, patient safety and care,” said Zbigniew Nawrocki, Florida Hospital Heartland Region Administrative Director of Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diagnostic Imaging Services.

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 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.

About Florida Hospital
Florida Hospital Heartland Region is a not-for-profit, 222-bed health care system composed of three hospitals, including Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring and Lake Placid, and Florida
Hospital Wauchula, with a staff of more than 1,800 employees and 225 board-certified physicians caring for the Highlands and Hardee County communities. A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network encompassing 24 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FHHeartland.org.

About Adventist Health System
Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

Adventist Health System is a faith-based health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System's more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient.

With 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, Adventist Health System facilities incorporate the latest technological advancements and clinical research to serve more than 5 million patients annually. The full continuum of integrated care also includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, and skilled nursing facilities.

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