Kennedy’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit Receives AIUM Re-accreditation
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kennedy Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit Receives Accreditation

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit at Kennedy University Hospital has been awarded re-accreditation in obstetric ultrasound through the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

Kennedy’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit, based at its Washington Township hospital, achieved re-accreditation in recognition of its having met rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession.  All facets of the Unit’s practice were assessed, including: the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment maintenance; documentation, storage, and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms conducted there.

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit at Kennedy – Washington Township features four ultrasound rooms, two non-stress test areas, and a family-friendly waiting room, among other amenities. More than 8,000 prenatal diagnostic tests – including obstetrical 2D and 4D ultrasound, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), genetic counseling and non-stress tests –are conducted at the unit annually. The Kennedy Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit also offers early pregnancy risk assessment for Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18 and open neural tube defects. The risk assessment uses a two-step process in the first and second trimesters, providing more accurate information than first trimester assessment alone.  Kennedy perinatologists and maternal fetal medicine specialists, offer preconception counseling and consultation during pregnancy to women at high-risk due to medical problems or pregnancy complications.  

For more information about the Kennedy Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit, please call 856-582-2789.