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February 24, 2012

OSU RADIOLOGY FACILITIES RECEIVE HIGHEST ACCREDITATION 

The Department of Radiology at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center has received first-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for its imaging facilities. The accreditation in Computed Tomography (CT), which lasts for three years, was awarded to University Hospital, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, University Hospital East, CarePoint Gahanna, CarePoint Lewis Center, OSU Radiology at Stoneridge and the Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center. The ACR is a national professional organization focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology. The accreditation is awarded to facilities that meet practice guidelines at the highest level for image quality and patient safety.   

OHIO STATE TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF BRAZILIAN NATURE EXHIBIT 

The Ohio State University and São Paulo Research Foundation will inaugurate the opening of a Brazilian Nature exhibit, which recognizes the biodiversity of Brazil, at The Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street. On February 27 from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. in the West Ballroom, faculty from The Ohio State University and College of Medicine including Dr. Daniel Janies, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, will present during the conference. The seminar will cover topics such as biomedicine, biodiversity, bioenergy and educational partnerships with a focus on research collaboration between the United States and Brazil.  The exhibition, which will feature botanical drawings, will be on display until March 30.

OHIO STATE’S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS WIN HEALTHGRADES EXCELLENCE AWARD 

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s emergency departments are among the best in the country according to HealthGrades, whose research examined mortality rates for patients admitted with eleven of the most common life threatening diagnoses. Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center emergency departments are the only ones in central Ohio to earn this distinction for 2012. Wexner Medical Center is one of 263 nationally to receive this award and this is the third year in a row they have received this honor. For the group of patients reviewed in this study, Emergency Medicine Excellence Hospitals had, on average, 41.52% lower risk‐adjusted mortality than all other hospitals. 

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