Conemaugh Memorial’s OB Ultrasound Department Receives Accreditation

July 18, 2017

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Obstetrics Ultrasound Department has received accreditation through the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). The accreditation includes obstetrics ultrasounds for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester, fetal echocardiogram, and adjunct detailed fetal anatomic survey; and gynecologic ultrasound – adjunct competence in 3D gynecology.

The AIUM accreditation process is a voluntary peer review process. To receive accreditation, Conemaugh Memorial’s OB Ultrasound Department demonstrated meeting or exceeding nationally recognized standards in performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations. Conemaugh Memorial’s OB Ultrasound Department demonstrated competency in all areas of operation including personnel education, training, and experience; document storage and record keeping; policies and procedures safeguarding patients, ultrasound personnel, and equipment; instrumentation; quality assurance; and case studies.

“Our OB Ultrasound Department consistently provides quality care for our maternity and gynecological patients,” says Ryan Shawley, Operations Manager for Medical Imaging. “This accreditation gives deserved recognition for our staff commitment to clinical excellence and ensuring the health and safety of our patients.”

“The AIUM is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to advancing the safe, effective, and affordable use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of parameters, and accreditation” (source: AIUM website). More than 10,000 medical professionals and providers from more than 80 countries are included in the AIUM .