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Maternal Fetal Medicine Awarded Reaccreditation


Columbia, MD – The Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine at Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine has been awarded practice reaccreditation in obstetrical ultrasound and is newly accredited in fetal echocardiography (one of only four in Maryland to attain this accreditation) by the Ultrasound Practice Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

The Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine (CMFM) achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the 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 the practice performs.

Under the direction of Donna Neale, M.D., CMFM opened in July 2007 and offers care for patients with normal pregnancies as well as those who are high-risk. Our board-certified maternal fetal specialists offer consultative and co-management services for all medical complications of pregnancy. CMFM offers a team approach, involving perinatologists, neonatologists, pediatric subspecialists, genetic counselors and patient educators.

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