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Day Kimball Hospital Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Day Kimball Hospital Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence


DKH Only Hospital in the Region to Hold Designation

Day Kimball Hospital, a part of the Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) integrated network, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Day Kimball Hospital is the only hospital in the region to hold this designation.  

By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, breast MRI, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.  

“We are incredibly proud to be the only hospital in the region to have received this designation, and this recognition is a testament to the collaborative spirit of our entire team of physicians, imaging professionals and administration,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive office, Day Kimball Healthcare. “We take great pride in the services we provide to the community, and this prestigious honor underscores our commitment to providing the highest quality comprehensive breast imaging and state-of-the-art technology to patients in Northeast Connecticut and beyond,” Kramer said. 

Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that Day Kimball Hospital has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. 

“The entire team here at Day Kimball Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Center has worked diligently to become a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence,” said Dr. David Blonder, diagnostic radiologist and medical director of Diagnostic Imaging at Day Kimball Hospital. “I am extremely proud of what our team has accomplished to bring high-quality care to our community. It is because of their outstanding patient care and dedication to imaging that Day Kimball Hospital has earned this honor,” Dr. Blonder said. 

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. 

Photo Caption (l to r): Randy Paquette, DKH Manager of Diagnostic Imaging; Gwen Lucci, DKH Lead Mammographer/Radiographer; Dr. David Blonder, DKH Diagnostic Radiologist and Medical Director of Diagnostic Imaging; Alyssa Riel, DKH Mammographer; and Kyle Kramer, DKH Chief Executive Officer.

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