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Foundation Radiology Group Receives First-Ever National Accreditation

Saturday, September 19, 2009 General News J E 4
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PITTSBURGH, July 6 Foundation Radiology Group (FRG), headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is pleased to announce its recent accreditation by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

The JCAHO evaluates over 15,000 healthcare organizations and programs nationally, including hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, and rehabilitation centers. Foundation Radiology is the first diagnostic hospital-based radiology organization to receive this accreditation.

To achieve this accreditation, FRG passed an independent audit of their performance as healthcare providers against national quality and safety requirements. As a Joint Commission-certified organization, FRG has demonstrated that they meet the highest standards in their field. FRG can now display the Joint Commission's gold seal, which is a visible commitment to providing their clients and partners the absolute highest level of quality care.

"Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization's performance and the outcomes of care," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. "The community should be proud that Foundation Radiology Group is focusing on the most challenging goal -- to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels."

"We are extremely pleased to be the first in our field to receive the JCAHO accreditation," says Dr. Brandon Chan, CEO, Foundation Radiology Group. "We will proudly display the gold seal and will strive to continually improve our services for both our customers and partners. This is a long-term commitment to quality of service, patient safety and best practices, and an overarching goal for our organization going forward."

FRG offers customized, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and professional services for both on-site radiology and teleradiology. Clients can choose from additional services, including turnkey solutions with PACs financing, IT infrastructure, business process engineering and work-flow consulting bundled around diagnostic imaging services.

The FRG clinical staff consists of fellowship-trained and board-certified radiologists in a number of focus areas, including Musculoskeletal Radiology, Mammography, Vascular, Ultrasound and Brain Perfusion.

All services are customized to meet client needs and can be delivered to any location with broadband access.

About Foundation Radiology Group

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, the Foundation Radiology Group's mission is to build the pre-eminent diagnostic imaging, radiology service bureau and physician practice group in the United States. FRG uses state-of-the-art PACS technology, a unique, efficient workflow system, based on its hybrid-staffing model, carrier-grade telecommunications infrastructure and the Internet to provide the fastest turnaround times in the industry for diagnostic imaging reads. FRG is focused on serving non-university affiliated health care institutions, with an emphasis on serving the rural and suburban hospital segment. It seeks multi-year exclusive contracts for the daytime and 7X24X365 radiology in full-service bureaus. The Group's administrative office, data processing and primary diagnostic imaging reading center are located in Three Gateway Center, in downtown Pittsburgh, where board-certified radiologists are available 24 hours a day. For more information on FRG and their JCAHO accreditation, visit http://www.frg-rad.com/.

SOURCE Foundation Radiology Group
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