Malta Med Emergent Care, a partnership between Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital, has earned American College of Radiology accreditation for meeting the highest quality and safety standards for three diagnostic imaging modalities.
Malta Med received the ACR accreditation for computerized tomography (CT scanning), MRI and ultrasound following a rigorous review of personnel qualifications, facility equipment and quality-control procedures.
“This achievement recognizes Malta Med’s commitment to providing patients with the highest levels of care and safety, and to ensuring that every patient receives the best treatment possible from highly qualified personnel,” said Dr. Richard Falivena, medical director, Malta Med Emergent Care.
A joint venture of the two hospitals, Malta Med Emergent Care opened in June to give area residents an alternative to hospital emergency rooms for all but the most serious medical circumstances. Malta Med also provides routine urgent care.
In addition to diagnostic imaging, Malta Med Emergent Care provides real-time specialty consultation with specialists at Albany Med and Saratoga Hospital. A helipad and ambulance bays ensure fast transit for those requiring hospital care.
For more information about Malta Med, visit www.maltamed.org.