|KHEIR Receives ACR Accreditation
(LOS ANGELES, CA - October 29, 2009) - KHEIR
Center in Los Angeles, California has been awarded a
three-year term of accreditation in Mammographic Imaging
Services as the result of a recent survey by the American
College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation
to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards
after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations
are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical
physicists who are experts in the 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.
KHEIR Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency founded
in 1986, offers culturally and linguistically appropriate
health care and social services to the low income, limited-English
speaking Korean and Latino residents of Southern California.
In addition to operating the only full-time community
clinic with majority Korean patient base in the United
States to offer assistance in English, Spanish and Korean,
the organization maintains a Social Services Department
and two Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) centers that render
more than 80,000 service visits and 100,000 hot meals
on an annual basis. http://www.lakheir.org