CHC’s Perinatal Center wins top accreditation

Chesapeake Health Care’s Perinatal Center has been awarded ultrasound practice accreditation from the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Based in Salisbury, Chesapeake Health Care earned three accreditations in the areas of first, second, and third trimester obstetric ultrasound. This is the first time that our Perinatal Center has earned this distinction that recognizes the high-quality ultrasound provided to patients.

“AIUM accreditation in diagnostic ultrasound demonstrates our adherence to the highest standards of quality and safety in obstetric ultrasound,” said Dr. Lee Jennings, Chief Medical Officer for Chesapeake Health Care.

“We believe that quality in ultrasound is a vital component to the care of a woman and her baby,” Jennings said. “We are proud to be recognized for the excellent care we provide to our patients during their pregnancies.”

Chesapeake Health Care’s Perinatal Center achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession.

All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment maintenance; documentation; storage, and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.

“Our maternal-fetal medicine department is committed to providing the most advanced care to our patients, and this accreditation is proof of that,” said Dr. Michael E. Lantz, a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist who heads the CHC Perinatal Center.

Maternal-fetal medicine is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology. MFM experts are skilled in the complex treatment and care of expectant mothers and unborn babies considered at high risk. Women with a history of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, seizure disorders, autoimmune diseases, blood clotting disorders, or infections will benefit from the expertise of a MFM doctor.

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