Archbold Medical Center| Archives Magazine | Winter 2018

ARCHBOLD.ORG • WINTER 2018 5 ACCR ED I TAT I ON R ENEWAL R ECOGN I ZE S QUAL I T Y BR EAS T CAR E The Archbold Women’s Center recently had a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound and breast ultrasound biopsy renewed by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR practice parameters and technical standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Areas assessed for accreditation include image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. Live Better Heart and Sole Fun Run and Heart Screening Saturday, Feb. 23, 9am Ritz Amphitheater Downtown Thomasville Live Better, the Archbold-led community health initiative, is hosting the second annual Live Better Heart and Sole Fun Run—a 1-mile fun run for children in grade levels kindergarten through grade 5. New for 2019, Live Better will also host a free heart health screening for adults at the Heart and Sole event. Clinicians will perform free blood pressure checks, as well as glucose and cholesterol screenings (blood sample). Held in conjunction with American Heart Month, the run and screening are intended to raise awareness of the connection between obesity and heart disease while promoting living a heart- healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and healthy eating. The free run will begin at the Ritz Amphitheater in downtown Thomasville. The free screenings will be held at the same location. All registered race participants will receive a race T-shirt after they cross the finish line. Trophies will be awarded to the top five finishers in each grade level. The overall top male and female finishers will win a new bicycle. Registration is not required for the screenings. Registration for the run will open in January. To register, please visit the website, heartandsole . Glenn-Mor Nursing Home and Mitchell Convalescent Center: Tops in long-term care Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Mitchell Convalescent Center (MCC) and Glenn‑Mor Nursing Home (GMNH) have recently received Excellence in Action awards from the National Research Corporation of Health, an organization that focuses on post-acute customer solutions to help improve quality in all long-term care and short-term stay settings. MCC earned the award for employee satisfaction, while GMNH earned an award for resident and family satisfaction. The Excellence in Action awards recognize skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living communities that have made a commitment to con- tinual quality improvement and have successfully made quality a priority to better serve the needs of their patients and employees. Women: You can count on us