Hills & Dales General Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation in Nuclear Medicine

Cass City, MI, June 9, 2021 – Hills & Dales General Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR), making it the only facility in the Thumb Region with an ACR Accreditation in Nuclear Medicine. Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses radiopharmaceuticals to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, and certain other abnormalities within the body.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It 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, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

Mike Lewiski, Manager of Radiology, says, “This accreditation is very exciting for us. We work very hard to keep our patients safe and provide them high quality care. This shows us that we are doing a great job. Our nuclear medicine staff member Marty Hembrough is outstanding and I’m very proud of him for achieving this accreditation.”

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 37,000 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.