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Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Department Awarded AIUM Reaccreditation through 2024

March 19, 2021

The Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Department at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital has been awarded ultrasound practice reaccreditation, through 2024, from the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process that allows practices to demonstrate they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations. Jefferson’s MFM department achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession.

“We are honored to be recognized by AIUM for our efforts to provide quality obstetrical ultrasounds,” said Tammy Harold, Director of Business Development for Women's & Children's Services at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. “This is one of the many ways we are showing our commitment to improving lives.”

The AIUM accreditation process encourages providers of diagnostic ultrasound services to assess their strengths and weaknesses and initiate changes to improve their practices. All facets of the MFM department were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment maintenance; documentation; storage, and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the department performs. For more information, visit www.aium.org.

About Jefferson Health: Jefferson Health, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, is reimagining health care in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Jefferson’s dedicated team of doctors, nurses, health professionals, and staff provides a range of primary to highly-specialized care through 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet®-designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence), more than 40 outpatient and urgent care locations, the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Magee Rehabilitation and the JeffConnect® telemedicine program. For 2020-2021, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals is ranked among the nation’s best hospitals in nine specialities by U.S. News & World Report. Jefferson Health’s mission is to improve the lives of patients in the communities it is privileged to serve through safe, effective, equitable, compassionate care.

About AIUM: The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9,900 physicians, sonographers, and scientists dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines, and accreditation.