Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 26, 2015
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health  
(732) 751-3451

Bayshore Community Hospital Earns Second ACR Accreditation

Gold Seal of Accreditation Represents Highest Level of Image Quality and Patient Safety  

Holmdel, NJ - Bayshore Community Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)  as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  An MRI uses magnetic field and radio waves to create cross sectional pictures of the body to highlight disease or injury to parts of the body.

“This is the second accreditation awarded to Bayshore by the ACR in less than a year, with the first being for CT in August,” says David G. Wirtshafter, M.D., chairman of radiology at Bayshore Community Hospital.  “ACR accreditation is a true testament to the team’s commitment to providing patients with safe and high quality care.”

The ACR gold seal of accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

Located in the Ganz Imaging Pavilion the Diagnostic Imaging Center at Bayshore provides a full array of services with convenient hours, including x-ray, PET/CT and CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and interventional radiology.  For information about imaging services at Bayshore Community Hospital, call 732-739-5900, extension 4406.

Bayshore is also home to the Women’s Center, which is dedicated to the specialized health needs of women, such as 3-D mammography, breast MRI, bone density, ultrasound, and stereotactic biopsy.  For more information about the Women’s Center, please call 732-962-7230.

About Bayshore Community Hospital
Bayshore Community Hospital, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 211-bed not-for-profit community hospital located in Holmdel, New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including: emergency medicine, cardiac catheterization, surgical services, wound care, sleep services, diagnostic imaging, women's services with digital mammography, as well as a designated primary stroke center. Bayshore Community Hospital’s newly developed Center for Bariatrics is one of the most comprehensive in the region offering free informational sessions, pre-surgical education and evaluation, personal guidance through the surgical process, nutritional support, exercise components and support groups. For more information visit