Conemaugh Memorial Named Lung Screening Center of Excellence

June 22, 2018

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance.

By naming Conemaugh a Screening Center of Excellence, the Lung Cancer Alliance Site recognizes that Conemaugh Memorial’s facility, providing Low Dose CT lung nodule screening exams, has met the quality imaging requirements demanded by the American College of Radiology, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program and many private insurance companies. Conemaugh Meyersdale, Conemaugh Miners, and Conemaugh Nason Medical Centers have also earned this designation.

To become a Screening Center of Excellence, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center had to provide registry documentation of the screening process, a list of the multidisciplinary team members including Radiologists, Pulmonologists, Thoracic surgeons, Radiation and Medical Oncologists, technologists, and Lung Health Nurse Navigator, the facilities smoking cessation plan, image quality standards, equipment information, and designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence through the American College of Radiology.

Through Conemaugh’s Screening Center of Excellence, patients receive a Low Dose CT Scan, education about lung cancer, and resources that can help them make the change for better lung health, along with the help and support they need in the event if a lung cancer or abnormality is found.

“Conemaugh’s Low Dose CT Lung Nodule Screening Program would not be where it is today without the strong team effort we have established at Conemaugh,” says Bill Smithtro, Manager of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center MRI and CT Departments. “Our staff, spearheaded by Jodi Noon, Lung Health Nurse Navigator, works diligently to ensure each patient is treated with the highest level of care and advanced technology to identify lung cancer in its earliest stages.”

The Lung Cancer Alliance’s offers more than 530 Screening Centers of Excellence across 42 states. These centers are committed to responsible, high-quality screening practices. Low dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, efficiently and equitably can save tens of thousands of lives a year.

For more information about lung cancer screening, call (814) 534-5212.