The Outpatient Electromyography (EMG) Laboratory at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center (SJUMC) recently received Laboratory Accreditation with Exemplary Status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), making it one of just three laboratories in New Jersey with this level of accreditation. Exemplary Status is the highest level of accreditation an electrodiagnostic (EDX) laboratory can achieve under the AANEM Accreditation Program.
“We are very proud and honored to receive AANEM Laboratory Accreditation status,” says Beth Stein, MD, Attending Neurologist, Director, Neuromuscular Disorders and Outpatient EMG Laboratory, SJUMC. “One of St. Joseph’s Value-based Standards is ‘Excellence’ and that is exactly what we strive for each day at the EMG Lab – to provide our patients with excellent care and overall service.”
The Outpatient EMG Laboratory at St. Joseph’s provides state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and neuromuscular evaluations, using advanced techniques to diagnose a range of neuromuscular disorders, including radiculopathy (pinched nerves), carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease (myopathy), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig disease), myasthenia gravis, and many others. Patients with numbness, tingling, weakness, fatigue, muscle twitching or cramping, or difficulty ambulating, may benefit from an EMG evaluation to further understand their disorders. Dr. Stein is an experienced electromyographer, Board-certified in Neurology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Medicine, and active in electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular clinical research.
The AANEM established laboratory accreditation criteria for EDX laboratories to ensure patients receive quality medical care in a safe environment. Laboratory accreditation provides patients, referral sources, and payers with a credible measure to differentiate the laboratory’s quality of care. The accreditation standards evaluate the diagnostic services and clinical operations essential to providing quality patient care.
March 20, 2015