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News from Unity

Unity Perinatal Medicine Receives Accreditation

Unity Health System’s Perinatal Medicine has been re-accredited as an American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) site. It has also earned accreditation for the Fetal Echocardiography program.

“This is huge accomplishment for the practice and one we certainly are proud of and worked hard to achieve. We are only the fourth practice to be accredited for Fetal Echocardiology in all of New York State,” said Shari Schuman, Practice Manager of Unity Perinatal Medicine. “

There are approximately 70 practices in total accredited throughout the U.S. with the majority located on the west coast. Unity’s practice opened in June of 2009. Receiving accreditation through the AIUM implies that a practice has demonstrated that all of its interpreting physicians meet relevant ultrasound training guidelines, case volume requirements, and continuing education.

In addition, Unity Perinatal Medicine sonographers have earned accreditation in fetal echocardiography by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. About AIUM Accreditation: The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9000 physicians, sonographers, scientists, students, and other health care providers. Established more than 50 years ago, the AIUM is dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines, and accreditation. Learn more about the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine at www.aium.org.

About Unity
At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital, located on the Unity Park Ridge Health Care Campus in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity—an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and India, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.