Catholic Health’s Good Samaritan University Hospital (West Islip, NY) is proud to announce its designation as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence® (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By achieving this stellar recognition, Good Samaritan is among only 2.5% of facilities nationwide to earn this honor.
To obtain this elite distinction, Good Samaritan’s imaging modalities have all been accredited by the ACR and the facility has actively participated in the Dose Index Registry® and General Radiology Improvement Database and the Image Wisely® and Image Gently® programs to help greatly reduce radiation during all imaging exams.
The DICOE program, the pinnacle in imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize the best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. Good Samaritan underwent a comprehensive assessment of its entire medical imaging services, including structure and outcomes. By earning this recognition, the hospital and its imaging services team has shown excellence at multiple levels, as well as superior patient care.
“Good Samaritan’s Imaging Services Department, including its Women’s Imaging Center, is tightly connected with the hospital’s other clinical care programs, including the Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island, the St. Francis Heart Center, surgical programs and more, touching the lives of many throughout the south shore of Long Island,” said Good Samaritan University Hospital President Ruth E. Hennessey. “Their focus is to make imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it, following the guidelines of the ACR. I would like to congratulate this outstanding team for this well-deserved recognition.”
Last year, Good Samaritan announced the construction of its new 500 million, 300,000-square-foot Patient Care Pavilion, which will feature a 75-bay emergency department, 16 high-tech replacement operating rooms and three floors of private patient rooms as well as larger and enhanced clinical areas. In addition, the hospital was recently verified as the only Level I Adult Trauma Center on the south shore of Long Island and nationally ranked by US News & World Report for its obstetrics and gynecology program.
Learn more about imaging services available at Good Samaritan University Hospital.