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VA's Mammography Department Receives a Perfect Score
September 20, 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Palm VA Mammography Program Receives Perfect Score in Latest SurveyWest Palm Beach, Fla. – The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center has earned a perfect score on its recent annual inspection from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its mammography program.
The areas surveyed by the FDA inspector include but are not limited to medical records, quality assurance, medical audit and outcome analysis, staff education and credentialing and quality control. This year was the fifth year in a row that the medical center has received a perfect score in all areas surveyed.
“Our imaging department is extremely proud of our mammography team led by experienced technologists and Board Certified Radiologists,” said Dr. David Mullin, Chief of Imaging Service at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. “Each day we put an emphasis on providing quality care to our female Veterans and look forward to expanding our program with a dedicated Women’s Imaging department in Fiscal Year 2019.”
“This accreditation decision supports the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center’s mission to earn our Veterans' trust by consistently delivering compassionate and quality care,” remarked Dr. Ronald Williams, Jr., Chief of Staff at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. “Two of our strategic plan priorities are to be a recognized first-class healthcare system and leaders in population health. This FDA accreditation underscores our staff members hard work and dedication toward our ability to deliver the best care for our Veterans.”
The FDA is the oversight authority for federal facility inspections under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) of 1992. Congress enacted the MQSA to ensure that all women have access to quality mammography for the detection of breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. For more information about the Food and Drug Administration’s MQSA Program please visit www.fda.gov.
To learn more about the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and services available to Veterans, please visit www.westpalmbeach.va.gov.