Awards & Accreditations
Parkway Medical Center (PMC) offers community focused healthcare services in Decatur, AL. The people of PMC have dedicated themselves to providing the highest quality of health care to the people of Morgan County, AL and the surrounding areas. Today, our physicians, nurses, and other professionals take great pride in our hospital’s inviting atmosphere and the quality of its services. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Parkway Medical Center offers an extensive range of medical and surgical services.
Congress passed the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in 1988 establishing quality standards for all laboratory testing to ensure the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of patient test results regardless of where the test was performed. Our lab is CLIA licensed. Click here to find out more about the important lab guidelines set forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and administered by The Joint Commission Laboratory Accreditation.
Cardiologists on PMC’s Medical Staff have been continuously involved in national as well as international landmark studies conducted to compare various medications in the effectiveness of treatment on cardiac patients. In addition, the medical center is periodically involved in Health Care Quality Improvement Projects, statewide cardiology studies sponsored by the Alabama Foundation for Medical Quality.
Parkway’s Emergency Department is Alabama’s first accredited Chest Pain Center. The Chest Pain Center offers a systematic approach for patients experiencing chest pain where immediate response and prompt attention are key.
The people have spoken! In a recent Decatur Daily Reader’s Choice Poll, the Emergency Room at Parkway Medical Center was voted “Best Of The Best.” At Parkway, our goal is to always provide the fastest door-to-doc ER treatment possible. Why? Because you deserve the best.
Parkway Medical Center is a Medicare Approved Bariatric Surgery Facility.
Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program
Our mammography program meets all of the guidelines set by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA.) More than 9,000 FDA-certified facilities nationwide work to uphold the goal of the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 as amended in 1998: to ensure the safety and reliability of mammography and help detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. Click here to find out more about this important mammography program.
To find out more about what it means when you choose an ACR facility, click here. Facilities with this logo are Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence. They have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by successfully achieving accreditation in Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy.
IBCLC Care Award approved facility
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)give IBCLC Care Awards to facilities that have dedicated lactation programs, initiatives that protect, promote and support breastfeeding and provide breastfeeding training to staff.