Center for Perinatal Medicine Receives Accreditation
- The Crozer-Keystone Center for Perinatal Medicine recently received ultrasound accreditation from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).
- The Center achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed.
The Crozer-Keystone Center for Perinatal Medicine recently received ultrasound accreditation from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).
“This accreditation signifies the recognition of the fulfillment of requirements dictated by a national governing body for the performance of medical ultrasound,” says Hugh M. Ehrenberg, M.D., director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital. “The AIUM seal lets patients know that we have met or exceeded peer-reviewed standards for the examination of their babies and pelvic organs in terms of what is looked at, and how it is evaluated and documented.”
The Center for Perinatal Medicine achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of the physicians and sonographers, ultrasound equipment maintenance, documentation, storage and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patient and staff, quality assurance methods, and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.
“This accreditation ensures that the highest quality imaging available is provided by the Crozer-Keystone Center for Perinatal Medicine,” Ehrenberg adds.
The Crozer-Keystone Center for Perinatal Medicine offers a full-spectrum of perinatal services to pregnant women and their families. These include consultative ultrasound at any gestational age, 3D and 4D ultrasounds, first trimester screenings for Down syndrome risk, color doppler imaging and other fetal testing, genetic counseling and invasive fetal testing and treatment, and management of medical disease in pregnancy (including but not limited to diabetes, thyroid disease, hypertension and obesity).
“As a practice, we strive for compassionate, evidence-based patient-centered care for both our normal, uncomplicated pregnancies to the most difficult pregnancies we treat,” Ehrenberg says.
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9,000 physicians, sonographers, scientists, students and other health care providers. Established more than 50 years ago, the AIUM is dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines and accreditation. For more information about the AIUM, visit www.aium.org.
Every year, more newborn babies are welcomed into the world by the caring professionals at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital than by any other health system in Delaware County. For more information about the Crozer-Keystone Center for Perinatal Medicine, or to learn more about Crozer-Keystone’s Maternity Services, call 1-855-CK-BABIES (1-855-252-2243) or visit http://4Ubaby.crozerkeystone.org.