SOMC Breast Center Earns Outstanding AchievementPosted on 05/10/2019

Annually, the SOMC Breast Center receives a Mammography Quality Standard Act (MQSA) inspection. They recently received their results from this year’s inspection. 

Donna Corcoran, SOMC Manager of Mammography, explained how the MQSA inspection ensures a facility is maintaining a continuous quality improvement mammography program. It keeps track of not only the quality of the mammograms that are produced, but it also keeps track of education required and makes sure that a facility’s equipment is operating properly. The inspection also deals with maintaining accreditation. 

One of the main focuses of the inspection was on the Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP). This program is designed to provide excellent quality mammography to patients. 

This year, the Breast Center received a perfect inspection (with all areas meeting compliance)!

Ultimately, the inspection results, “make the patients feel more at ease that they are going to get a quality mammography,” Corcoran said. She shared that this is the goal that the Breast Center team is striving for to provide their patients with the highest quality of care. 

Congratulations to the team of the Breast Center on the outstanding job!

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