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Jackson has region's only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Jackson has region's only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

St. John’s Medical Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the only hospital in the region to have earned this distinction.

“I am extremely proud of the entire radiology department for earning this distinction,” said Michelle Kren, the administrative director of diagnostic imaging. “This is a remarkable achievement, as the nearest Breast Imaging Center of Excellence facility is 250 miles away. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our patients, offering convenience, and providing the best care possible to our community.”

To be named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, a site must earn accreditation in four areas: mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy), and breast MRI.

Board-certified physicians and medical physicists then conduct peer-review evaluations in each breast imaging modality. They determined that St. John’s Medical Center has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.


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The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.


St. John's Health in Jackson, Wyoming, named a five-star hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, offers patient-centered clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term care Living Center.