Coquille Valley Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation
(Coquille, Oregon) — Coquille Valley Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
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. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
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.
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
Bree’s Foundation donates $1,000 to provide mammograms.
Kathy Pennington, the founder of Bree's Upscale Resale which specializes in gently used name brand clothing and accessories for men, women and children, presented a $1,000 check to Coquille Valley Hospital to be used for mammograms. Coquille Valley Hospital, has discounted the mammograms so that five patients will be able to benefit from the donation. A hospital spokeswoman stated “This donation by Bree’s Foundation is inspiring, our doctors have identified the five patients who need a mammogram, and their appointments are scheduled now. We appreciate Bree’s Foundation and all that they do to help people with early detection of breast cancer. Coquille Valley Hospital is honored to be able to discount the mammograms to ensure more people can benefit from the generous $1,000 donation from Bree’s Foundation.”
Bree’s Foundation assists with payments for mammograms for women with no insurance, and with prosthesis, bras and head coverings for women going through treatment. They are a not for profit 501(c)(3) foundation established in 1997. Bree’s fights breast cancer in our local communities.
January 16, 2012
Coquille Valley Hospital Welcomes the First Baby of 2012
Jason and Amber Perry welcomed their third child, a baby boy, Jacob Wayne Perry on January 16, 2012 at 11:04 am. Weighing 8.8 lbs and measuring 22 inches long, Jacob became the first baby born at Coquille Valley Hospital in 2012. Big sisters Bridget and Danilee were excited to have a new baby brother.
As the first baby of the New Year, Jacob and family received a few gifts to welcome him to the world. Coquille Valley Hospital provided a gift basket filled with clothes, blankets, assorted baby items and little chocolate. Local churches and clubs also provided little Jacob with new goodies including handmade blankets and bears.
January 10, 2012 COQUILLE, ORE
Congressman Peter DeFazio’s District Aide visits new hospital construction site
Construction is nearing completion at the new Coquille Valley Hospital, and Nancy Pierce, District Aide to Congressman Peter DeFazio was quite impressed with her tour of the nearly completed facility. “This is fabulous, just fantastic” Pierce summarized of her tour.
CEO Dennis Zielinski proudly showed off the new Coquille Valley Hospital’s construction project to the Congressman’s Aide, his vision clearly unaffected by the construction process around him. “This is a great project; it’s going to be great for the community in years to come, to meet their healthcare needs, and hopefully exceed their expectations” Zielinski stated. “In addition, in the short term, the project is great for the community in terms of job creation, and a shot in the arm for the regional economy.”
The new Coquille Valley Hospital is adjacent to the existing facility and boasts three-stories with 51,000 sq ft of service area, and 9,000 sq ft of covered parking. All programs will be retained, with most being expanded. Coquille Valley Hospital is a critical access hospital and offers a broad and comprehensive range of health and hospital services including inpatient medicine, inpatient and outpatient/ambulatory surgical services (general surgery, orthopedic[joint replacement] surgery, ophthalmologic [lens replacement], ENT and podiatric surgery and pain management procedures), obstetrics/labor-delivery and nursery care, as well as a full compliment of professional ancillary (clinical laboratory, medical imaging, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, pulmonary function, rehabilitative medicine) and support services, including Home Health care.
The new hospital project is being financed by way of bond obligations backed by mortgage insurance through the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Section 242 Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program. FHA’s Section 242 Program for Hospitals provides HUD-insured mortgages made by private lending institutions to finance construction of acute care hospitals. Coquille Valley Hospital has also qualified the project under the Build America Bond (economic stimulus) program. The bonds, in turn were placed through Doherty Mortgage with the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust
Construction and design are being provided by The Neenan Company, a Colorado-based design/build firm, which has been providing integrated design in the healthcare environment for more than 20 years. The new Coquille Valley Hospital is scheduled for beneficial occupancy in mid March-April of 2012.
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