Phoenixville Hospital and Limerick Outpatient Center Have Achieved ACR Designation as Lung Cancer Screening Facilities
[Phoenixville, Pa, November 2019] ― Phoenixville Hospital and Limerick Outpatient Center have earned the American College of Radiology (ACR) Lung Cancer Screening Center designation. The designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practicing safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography (CT) in the chest module, as well as undergo a rigorous assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. Additionally, Phoenixville Hospital and Limerick Outpatient Center have demonstrated it has the required procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs.
“We are proud to offer our community the only ACR-Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center in Chester County and one of a handful of centers in Montgomery County. Our dedicated radiology technologists provide a comprehensive screening and are passionate about detecting lung cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages,” said Steven Tullman, President and CEO, Phoenixville Hospital.
Lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography scans, and appropriate follow-up care, significantly reduces lung cancer deaths. In December 2013, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended screening of adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer – taking the lives of more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.
For more information about the Lung Cancer Screening Center designation, visit acr.org/Quality-Safety/Lung-Cancer-Screening-Center.
To learn more about the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Phoenixville Hospital, please visit phoenixville.towerhealth.org or call 610-983-1912.
About Phoenixville Hospital:
Located in Phoenixville, Pa., and a member of Tower Health, Phoenixville Hospital is a 137-bed facility that provides comprehensive medical services through emergency room visits, inpatient admissions, outpatient procedures and community outreach programs. Phoenixville Hospital’s services include an award-winning cardiovascular program, a fully accredited cancer center, NAPBC-accredited breast health center, an acute inpatient rehabilitation center, and a large robotic surgery center. Phoenixville Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been recognized for its quality outcomes and clinical expertise across services lines that include joint replacement surgery, advanced heart failure care, and the designation as a Primary Stroke Center. For more information, visit www.phoenixville.towerhealth.org.