Mariners Hospital accredited in nuclear medicine
Mariners Hospital has received American College of Radiology accreditation for its nuclear medicine services. The ACR organization is the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S.
Nuclear medicine is commonly used for diagnostic purposes, providing valuable information about conditions such as hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, blood imbalances and pain from certain types of bone cancer. In addition, nuclear medicine studies are used for cardiac stress tests to analyze heart function, bone scans to look for orthopedic injuries, lung scans to find blood clots, and liver and gall bladder procedures to diagnose abnormal function or blockage, states a hospital press release.
"Mariners' Nuclear Medicine Department voluntarily went through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet the highest standards for imaging quality, safety and expertise," said Fran Glick, director of imaging services.
Mariners Hospital is the only facility in the Florida Keys ACR-accredited in nuclear medicine, the release states. The hospital also is ACR-accredited in ultrasound, MRI and digital mammography.
Key West Chamber trade show set for Sept. 18
Nearly 50 local businesses and community groups will gather at the Casa Marina Resort on Sept. 18 for the 25th Annual Showcase of Key West Businesses, presented by the Key West Chamber of Commerce.
Participants will introduce products, services and people to the Key West community during the popular trade show, which is sponsored this year by boulevard contractor The deMoya Group and Waste Management.
The sold-out show will feature 44 local businesses and organizations providing information, opportunities, and of course, plenty of giveaways.
In addition, this year, the Florida Department of Transportation will have a booth at the show and give attendees a chance to learn more and ask questions about the new traffic flow on North Roosevelt Boulevard and the reconstruction project, said Chamber Executive Vice President Virginia Panico.
More than 400 people have attended recent trade shows, and this year's event is free and open to the public from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 18. At 5:30 p.m., the Chamber's members-only Business After Hours takes place at the showcase. For more information, visit www.keywestchamber.org or call 305-294-2587.