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Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic receives imaging accreditation

The health care provider stated in a news release its mammography units were accredited by the American College of Radiology.


BAXTER — The Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic’s 2D and 3D mammography units have been accredited by the American College of Radiology.

“Our patients deserve the best care possible, and this accreditation ensures we are held to the highest standards in delivering care and putting our patients’ minds at ease,” stated Cindy Larson, Essentia’s diagnostic imaging supervisor, in a news release.

This means patients can have confidence in the ability of Essentia to provide high-quality mammograms while adhering to the highest standards for the patient.

“Earning this honor truly is a team approach that requires everyone on our imaging staff to work together to earn and maintain this standard of work and deliver it to our patients,” Larson stated.

To become accredited, the mammography unit underwent a rigorous inspection and an independent third-party review process that rates image quality, patient protections, equipment quality and personnel qualifications.


The accreditation lasts for three years. The clinic is subject to random reviews to ensure it stays current on accreditation criteria.

The Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center mammography unit, as well as the hospital’s stereotactic breast biopsy unit, also are American College of Radiology-accredited, meaning Essentia has three ACR-accredited units in the Brainerd lakes area.

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