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Communications fair scheduled at Misericordia Sept. 26

The Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services Training Council on Quality, in cooperation with Misericordia University and the Advocacy Alliance Health Care Quality Unit, are sponsoring a communications fair at the Misericordia University Speech-Language and Hearing Center on the second floor of John J. Passan Hall, 100 Lake St., Dallas Township, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26. The program is free to the public, but registration is required.

Anyone who has a communication need is invited to attend as well as people with special needs, the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, support coordinators, provider agency administrators and managers, and direct support professionals. All human service agencies are welcome.

The program will feature several guest speakers and the Speech-Language Pathology students will offer tours of the Speech-Language and Hearing Center as well as free hearing screenings.

To register, call Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services at 825-9441 by Wednesday.

Tyler Memorial recognized for infection control efforts

3M Corporation's Infection Prevention Division recently recognized Tyler Memorial Hospital's Central Supply Department for adopting an Every Load Monitoring policy to ensure proper sterilization of medical instruments, implantable devices and other surgical supplies. Current sterilization guidelines from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation call for the periodic use of a "biological indicator" — a self-contained device that contains live/active spores that is sterilized along with a load of surgical instruments — to test whether proper sterilization of instruments has occurred.

Tyler Memorial is located in Tunkhannock.

Viewmont Imaging earns facility accreditation

Viewmont Imaging, a Viewmont Health Associates provider operating three locations in Scranton, has earned a three-year multi-modality re-accreditation from the American College of Radiology.

Viewmont Imaging now holds ACR accreditations in mammography, breast MRI, breast ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), cardiac nuclear stress testing and ultrasound.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It 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.

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