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VCHS receives Mammography Certification from FDA


ORD, Neb. – The Imaging Services Department at Valley County Health System (VCHS) recently passed their Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection. The certification process was completed by Arlene Hughes and Lindsey Waltman, both Radiology Technologists at VCHS.

The MQSA requires that all mammography facilities across the nation that produce, process, or interpret mammograms must meet federally developed quality standards. Standards that must be met during the inspection consist of documentation that verifies all physicians who interpret the mammograms and the technologists who perform them have had adequate training and experience.  “It is an honor to work in a facility that puts patients first and provides quality care by using state-of-the-art equipment,” says Hughes.  “VCHS ensures that we are properly trained to produce quality care that the patients deserve.” 

Each facility must have effective quality control, maintain records and must have a system for following up on mammograms that reveal problems. The inspections are completed annually and facilities cannot complete mammograms if they do not meet the requirements.

“We take pride in our facility, advanced technology and highly trained technologists,” says Sue Diehl, VCHS Imaging Manager. “We strive to maintain these high standards in order to provide our patients with the highest quality of care along with a comfortable experience close to home.”

To schedule a mammogram or to learn more, call VCHS at 308.728.4249.


Pictured: Lindsey Waltman, R.T. (R)(CT), and Arlene Hughes, R.T. (R)