Manor Award

Maegen Pegues, Parsons Presbyterian Manor executive director, (center) accepts an Emerald Certificate from Bruce Shogren, chief executive officer, (left) and Bill Taylor, chief operations officer, of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. Parsons Presbyterian Manor was recognized for outstanding skilled nursing resident satisfaction survey results and meeting marketing and occupancy goals.

WICHITA — Parsons Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2015, July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.

The recognition came through PMMA’s new Emerald Awards Program, designed to encourage its 18 locations to achieve high levels of resident and employee satisfaction, meet financial goals, build philanthropic support for the organization’s mission and meet marketing goals. There are 11 areas measured for the Emerald Awards.

To receive an emerald, a community has to meet its goals in all 11 areas. Certificates of recognition were given to communities that reached their goals in one or more category.

Parsons was recognized for outstanding skilled nursing resident satisfaction survey results and meeting marketing and occupancy goals.

“This recognition is a visible sign of Parsons Presbyterian Manor’s commitment to the mission of PMMA of providing quality senior services guided by Christian values,” Bruce Shogren, chief executive officer for PMMA, said in a peppered statement.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has been providing quality senior services guided by Christian values in Kansas and Missouri for more than 65 years.


Labette Health gets American College of Radiology Accreditation

Labette Health announced that it has once again been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The hospital’s successful accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained board-certified physicians and medical physicists who evaluate all aspects of the program to be sure it meets the rigorous requirements set by the association.

“The ACR accreditation demonstrates our continued pledge to provide high-quality of care,” said Brian Williams, Labette Health president/CEO. “Accreditation by the ACR inspires a high level of confidence for our patients and referring physicians.”

The American College of Radiology, headquartered in Virginia, awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the facility. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the facility with a comprehensive report.

“This is a routine accreditation process that Labette Health has been required to have in order to do mammography. A number of quality-related measures must be met to obtain the designation. Our accreditation is good for three years,” explained Monica Ong, radiology manager.

The ACR has a long history of providing accreditation for diagnostic imaging going back as far as 1963. In 1992, the ACR became the only national accrediting body for mammography accreditation approved by the US Food and Drug Administration under the Mammography Quality Standards Act. Quality standards for mammography facilities have been credited with saving tens of thousands of women’s lives.

“This recognition is a tribute to the expertise, diligence and commitment of our staff and we are extremely proud of the entire team,” said Williams.

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