Mercy Medical Center Echocardiography Laboratory technical director has received registry in pediatric echocardiography
11 / 03 / 2009
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
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OSHKOSH, Wis. - Frank Yamout, MHA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, technical director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at Mercy Medical Center, has received an additional Registry in Pediatric Echocardiography from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). There are only four other sonographers in the entire state of Wisconsin with similar registries held by Mr. Yamout.
“Yamout’s registry means that children in Oshkosh can stay in the area and still have high quality care by a registered pediatric ultrasound sonographer,” said Mike Binder, manager of radiology, Mercy Medical Center. “We are now able to provide further convenience to patients, demonstrating that quality of health care services is a top priority at Mercy Medical Center.”
Besides Yamout’s registry, Mercy Medical Center echocardiography laboratory received accreditation from the Intersociatal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL), a prestigious accreditation organization.
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Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.