Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jul 14, 2014
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager  
(732) 840-3279
dsellmann@meridianhealth.com

Southern Ocean Medical Center Receives ACR Accreditation for CT Imaging

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan services acknowledged for exceptional care and quality.  

Manahawkin, NJ - Southern Ocean Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in CT as the result of a survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

“ACR accreditation demonstrates Southern Ocean Medical Center’s commitment to quality patient care,” says Alicia Daniels, M.D., department chair of radiology at Southern Ocean Medical Center. “The survey is a long and comprehensive process to go through. It reinforces that patients can have a high level of confidence in knowing that our staff delivers exceptional clinical care with a personal, caring touch.”
 
The ACR is a national organization that awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

The Imaging Services department at Southern Ocean Medical Center provides a variety of services with convenient hours, including x-ray, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and interventional radiology. Additionally, they are dedicated to the specialized health needs of women, such as digital mammography, bone density, ultrasound, and stereotactic biopsy. For information about imaging services at Southern Ocean Medical Center, call (609) 978-3400.

About Southern Ocean Medical Center
Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin is a member of the Meridian Health family, which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and most recently, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. Southern Ocean Medical Center is home to a wide range of clinical services and programs specializing in cardiovascular and stroke care, maternity and women's health, orthopedics and joint health, bariatric surgery, and wellness and prevention programs.  Part of Meridian Cancer Care, Southern Ocean Medical Center provides comprehensive cancer services, including radiation oncology, surgery, and clinical trials, and is connected to specialized programs and services throughout Meridian Health. For more information, visit SouthernOceanMedicalCenter.com or call 1-800-DOCTORS.