DEP Fourth Quarter Mammography Inspections Released.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty today released reports for 111 mammography facilities inspected by DEP during the final quarter of 2006, showing all facilities operating within guidelines set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
DEP inspects each of Pennsylvania's approximately 400 certified mammography facilities annually under a contract with FDA, which sets standards for these facilities under the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act.
The inspections are part of an ongoing effort to ensure a high-degree of proficiency in the maintenance and operation of sophisticated equipment used to conduct these tests. DEP has released these quarterly reports since April 2004.
A performance audit released by the state Auditor General's Office in late 2003 confirmed that DEP is doing an exemplary job on inspections.
DEP is making information on the inspections available by partnering with the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.
Information on locating regional mammography facilities, and on when the latest inspection for that facility was conducted, is available online at http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/, Keyword: "Mammography", then click on Mammography Facilities in PA.
CONTACT: Ron Ruman (717) 787-1323
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a list of mammography facilities inspected during the fourth quarter of 2006:
ADAMS COUNTY -- Wellspan Health Center ALLEGHENY COUNTY -- Allegheny General Breast Care Center -- UPMC Passavant -- Allegheny General Hospital Suburban Campus -- Allegheny Imaging Institute DBA Kennedy Medical Imaging BEAVER COUNTY -- Heritage Valley Health System Chippewa -- Heritage Valley Health System The Medical Center -- Heritage Valley Health System Women's Health Center -- Aliquippa Community Hospital BEDFORD COUNTY -- UPMC Bedford Memorial BERKS COUNTY -- The Reading Hospital Imaging Center at Hamburg -- St. Joseph Medical Center Berks Imaging Center -- St. Joseph Health Network at Maidencreek -- Lehigh Valley Diagnostic Imaging Hamburg -- Healthsouth Diagnostic Center of Reading BUCKS COUNTY -- Oxford Valley Diagnostic Center -- Frankford Hospital Bucks County Campus -- Women's Diagnostic Center of Doylestown Hospital -- Women's Diagnostic Center at the Health and Wellness Center -- Bucks County Advanced Imaging Center LLC -- St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital Women's Imaging Center -- St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital Radiology BUTLER COUNTY -- Butler Memorial Hospital CAMBRIA COUNTY -- Ebensburg Care Center CENTRE COUNTY -- Mount Nittany Medical Center Comprehensive Breast Care Center CHESTER COUNTY -- Imaging Center of Jennersville Regional Hospital -- St. Joseph Health Network at Elverson -- Women's Diagnostic Center at Brandywine Hospital CLINTON COUNTY -- Lock Haven Hospital COLUMBIA COUNTY -- Alley Medical Center -- Berwick Hospital CRAWFORD COUNTY -- Meadville Medical Center CUMBERLAND COUNTY -- Shippensburg Health Services -- Holy Spirit Imaging Center West -- Quantum Imaging and Therapeutic Associates DAUPHIN COUNTY -- Tristan Associates Women's Imaging Center -- Tristan Associates Linglestown -- Tristan Associates Hershey Office DELAWARE COUNTY -- Southeast Medical Imaging at Brinton Lake -- Crozer Chester Medical Center -- Crozer Chester Medical Center Springfield Division -- The Diagnostic Breast Center ERIE COUNTY -- Corry Memorial Hospital -- St. Vincent Health Center Women's Diagnostic Center -- Hamot Imaging Center Fairview -- Hamot Imaging Center Waterford -- OB GYN Associates of Erie -- Carol Ann Lyons MD FAYETTE COUNTY -- Uniontown Hospital Outpatient Diagnostic Center -- Cherry Tree Medical Associated, Inc. -- Uniontown Hospital -- Open MRI of Connellsville LLC FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Greencastle Health Services -- Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center -- Waynesboro Hospital -- Waynesboro Health Center GREENE COUNTY -- Southwest Regional Medical Center HUNTINGDON COUNTY -- JC Blair Memorial Hospital LACKAWANNA COUNTY -- Moses Taylor Hospital -- Breast Care Center of Delta Medix LANCASTER COUNTY -- Ephrata Community Hospital -- Imaging Center of Lancaster -- Women & Babies Hospital Mammography -- Willow Street Imaging LAWRENCE COUNTY -- Jameson Memorial Hospital -- Jameson Hospital South -- Jameson Memorial Hospital NWHP LEBANON COUNTY -- Vision Imaging of Lebanon LLC LEHIGH COUNTY -- St. Luke's Center for Women's Health LUZERNE COUNTY -- Vision Imaging of Kingston LLC -- Center for Diagnostic Imaging -- Wyoming Valley Health Care System, Inc. Wilkes-Barre -- Wyoming Valley Health Care System Edwardsville -- Wyoming Valley Health Care System Back Mountain Diagnostic Center LYCOMING COUNTY -- Muncy Valley Hospital -- Jersey Shore Hospital -- Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center MERCER COUNTY -- UPMC Horizon Greenville -- UPMC Horizon Shenango -- Sharon Regional Health System -- Sharon Regional Health System Healthplace MONROE COUNTY -- Pocono Medical Center MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- Abington OB GYN Associates -- Mercy Suburban Hospital MONTOUR COUNTY -- Geisinger Medical Center NORTHAMPTON COUNTY -- Easton Hospital Imaging Center -- Easton Hospital -- Northwood Diagnostic Imaging -- Easton Radiology Breast Imaging -- Easton Radiology Diagnostic Imaging Center PHILADELPHIA COUNTY -- Tenet Roxborough Memorial Hospital -- Frankford Hospital Frankford Division -- CTCA Eastern Regional Medical Center -- Fox Chase Cancer Center -- Tenet Graduate Hospital -- Frankford Hospital Torresdale Campus -- St. Joseph's Hospital -- Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia -- Northeastern Hospital -- Jeanes Hospital -- Hospital of the University of Penna. Breast Imaging Center -- Chestnut Hill Hospital -- Chestnut Hill Hospital-Women's Center SCHUYLKILL COUNTY -- Good Samaritan Health Center-North -- Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center -- St. Catherine Medical Center Fountain Springs SOMERSET COUNTY -- Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at Windber Medical Center WARREN COUNTY -- Warren General Hospital WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Monongahela Valley Hospital, Inc. -- Centerville Clinics, Inc. WESTMORELAND COUNTY -- Women's Center Mercy Jeannette Hospital
CONTACT: Ron Ruman, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, +1-717-787-1323
Web site: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/