Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) was named the first diagnostic imaging Center of Excellence (COE) in New England on March 7, 2014, a designation awarded by the American College of Radiology for excellence in the delivery of outpatient imaging.
“We are pleased to recognize Rhode Island Medical Imaging for their excellence in diagnostic imaging, and for their commitment to superior patient care,” said Debra Monticciolo, M.D., chair of the American College of Radiology Quality and Safety Commission in a press release. “RIMI is among the first outpatient facilities in the nation and in the Northeast to receive this honor. Achieving Center of Excellence status really sets RIMI’s quality apart and we commend them for this great accomplishment.”
Imaging centers that achieve the COE award must be accredited by the ACR in all modalities offered, and pass a comprehensive review of safety policies, equipment maintenance, patient outcomes, quality control systems, utilization reviews and personnel, conducted by an ACR accrediting team composed of a radiologist, a medical physicist and an ACR administrator.
Thanking the ACR for the recognition, RIMI President John Pezzullo, M.D., said in a prepared statement: “At RIMI, our board certified radiologists, registered technologists and professional office staff are all committed to enhancing the overall patient experience through state-of-the-art diagnostic care. This achievement recognizes our commitment to quality and communicates to our patients and referring physicians that they can always rely on RIMI for world class medical imaging.”