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Physician inducted as Fellow in American College of Radiology

Centralia,
IL
9/20/2016

Centralia, IL  (September 20, 2016) — Chief of Radiology Service at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital- Centralia, Timothy J. Carmody, MD, FACR, has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR). The induction took place at a formal convocation ceremony during the ACR 2016 — The Crossroads of Radiology® meeting May 15 in Washington, D.C. 

In addition to his work at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Carmody is a partner at Mid America Radiology, Belleville, IL and is president and founder of HealthCare Solutions, Clive, Iowa. He is a member of the ACR, Iowa Radiologic Society, American Society of Neuroradiology, Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, Society of Interventional Radiology, Society of Pediatric Radiology, and American Society of Spine Radiology. He is dual fellowship trained and Board Certified in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, and General Diagnostic Radiology. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

"Being selected for Fellowship in the American College of Radiology (ACR) is a reflection of the mentors, researchers and great partners I have had the opportunity to work with throughout my career including the Iowa Radiologic Society, my colleagues at Mid America Radiology and our partners in the SSM Organization at St. Mary's and Good Samaritan Hospitals," states Carmody who has worked in the area for many years. 

One of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a radiologist, radiation oncologist or medical physicist is recognition as a fellow of the American College of Radiology. ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching or research. Approximately 10 percent of ACR members achieve this distinction.

The ACR is a national nonprofit association serving more than 37,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

Working with others is an important component of his success, "Together with exceptional physician and administrative partners and the amazing staff in our departments, we provide state of the art imaging such as 3D mammography, interventional procedures and enhanced patient care.  This SSM team approach is the best I've experienced in my career, and is an excellent model of what the ACR strives for.  Our departments truly reflect the quality principle:  Quality achieved through people."

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About SSM Health

SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 20 hospitals, more than 60 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company and two Accountable Care Organizations.

With more than 8,500 physicians and more than 33,000 employees in four states, SSM Health is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. An early adopter of the electronic health record (EHR), SSM Health is a national leader for the depth of its EHR integration.

About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Centralia

SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation.

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Centralia, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, is a 113-bed hospital specializing in cancer care. For six consecutive years, Healthgrades has presented SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Centralia with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and with the Critical Care Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Centralia with the Citation of Merit Award for High-Value Healthcare.

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About the American College of Radiology
The American College of Radiology (ACR), founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.  To arrange an interview with an ACR spokesperson, please contact Maryann Verrillo at 703-390-9822 or email PR@acr.org.