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PA DEP Releases Quarterly Mammography Inspections
Date:2/19/2009

All 90 Inspected Pennsylvania Facilities Meet Federal Standards

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection released reports today showing that all of the 90 mammography facilities it inspected during the fourth quarter of 2008 are operating within the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

DEP inspects each of Pennsylvania's approximately 400 certified mammography facilities annually under a contract with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which sets standards for these facilities under the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act.

The inspections help to ensure that this sophisticated equipment is maintained and operated properly. The inspection information is available through a partnership between DEP and the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. The location of regional mammography facilities and information about their latest inspections is available at www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: Mammography; then click on "Mammography Facility Inspections in Pennsylvania."

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following mammography facilities were inspected during the fourth quarter of 2008:

ADAMS COUNTY

WellSpan Health Center

WellSpan Adams Health Center

ALLEGHENY COUNTY

Commonwealth Medical Center

UPMC Passavant

Heritage Valley Health System Women's Health Center

BEAVER COUNTY

Heritage Valley Health System Chippewa

Heritage Valley Health System The Medical Center

BEDFORD COUNTY

UPMC Bedford Memorial

BERKS COUNTY


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