Upstate News

June 3, 2004
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

University Hospital departments win honors and accreditation

The Ultrasound Section of University Hospital’s Department of Radiology has received a three-year accreditation for gynecological, general and vascular ultrasound services, including abdominal vascular, following a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. The Ultrasound Section scored 100 percent in all categories. Accreditation is given to facilities for achieving high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice, qualifications of personnel and adequacy of equipment.

University Hospital was listed as a “better performer for strategies for success” in the “Diabetes 2003 Benchmarking Project Executive Summary” of the University HealthSystem Consortium. The hospital was specifically cited for its computer software used in clinics to download all patients’ self-glucose monitoring measurements; point of-care testing for A1C and microalbumin; prioritizing LDL managements to less than 100 mg/dL; and use of a phone tree with dedicated lines for prescription, appointments, or blood glucose management issues. The project focused on clinical and operational aspects of outpatient care of diabetic patients per American Diabetes Association guidelines.

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