VVMC Earns Nuclear Medicine Accreditation
VVMC has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation innuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the AmericanCollege of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medicalimaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material ingestedby the patient to diagnose and treat a variety of diseaseincluding many types of cancers heart disease and certain otherabnormalities within the body.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level ofimage quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilitiesmeeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after apeer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medicalphysicists who are experts in the field. Image quality personnelqualifications adequacy of facility equipment quality controlprocedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. Thefindings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation whichsubsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report theycan use for continuous practice improvement.
How exercise can help combat fatigue
When hit with a bout of fatigue, it can be tempting to take a nap or give into a day of lounging. Counterintuitive as it may seem, getting up and participating in low- to moderate-intensity exercises when experiencing fatigue has been shown to help boost energy levels and reverse fatigue-related symptoms, according to multiple studies.
Where to Go for Care
When you or someone you love experiences an illness or injury, it’s sometimes hard to know where to go for medical care. The goal is to find the right level of care, at the right time and at the right cost. Distinguishing between primary, urgent and emergency care can make all the difference.
State of the Valley: Eagle County leaders say they’re ‘rowing together’ on staffing, housing, child care challenges
Speakers from hospital, school district, county and Vail Resorts also give audience predictions for 2024