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Aurora BayCare Medical Center Receives Radiology Accreditation

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Green Bay, Wis. - Aurora BayCare Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound and stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Aurora BayCare is the only Green Bay hospital accredited by the ACR in breast ultrasound and one of two facilities in Green Bay accredited in stereotactic breast biopsy.

The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in their 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 ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay's east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint effort of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

BayCare Clinic is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is comprised of over 100 specialty physicians with expertise in more than 20 specialties. BayCare Clinic physicians have served patients in Green Bay and the surrounding region for over 25 years.

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Contact: Jen Strebel (920-496-6369)

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