Touro Receives National Award Exceeding Patient Expectations
Avatar International, an industry leader in healthcare quality improvement services recognized its award winning hospital partners in 2012. Touro has been awarded Avatar International’s Exceeding Patient Expectations award. The national award is based on the three critical survey items gauging patient expectation about quality care, reliability, and customization before the visit.
Touro’s Cancer Program Receives 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award
Touro Infirmary’s Cancer Program has received the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award and a three-year Accreditation with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Touro is the only New Orleans area hospital to receive the 2011 OAA Award.
A facility receives a three-year Accreditation with Commendation following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program.
Touro Imaging Center Receives ACR Accreditation for MRI and CT
Touro Infirmary’s Imaging Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed topography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
Touro Recognized as Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacements
Touro's Blue Distinction® helps you identify Touro as a medical facility that has demonstrated a commitment to providing quality care and better overall outcomes for knee and hip replacement procedures.
Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement® demonstrate an expertise in quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients, by meeting objective clinical measures developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations.
Touro Infirmary’s Women’s Imaging Center Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations by board-certified physicians have determined that the Touro Women’s Imaging Center has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.