Baptist Health Cardiology Center-Fort Smith Earns ACR Accreditation

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Baptist Health Cardiology Center-Fort Smith’s stress testing lab was recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 

Nuclear stress testing is imaging of the heart that uses small amounts of radioactive material approved specifically for this purpose.  

The center has been accredited since 2015 and undergoes the review process every three years. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

“Our cardiac nuclear medicine team plays a vital role in diagnosing, evaluating and treating heart disease,” said Nasser Adjei, MD, interventional cardiologist at Baptist Health. “We continue to strive for the best and safest evaluation and treatment of patients who undergo stress tests.” 

Baptist Health Cardiology Center-Fort Smith is located at 1500 Dodson Avenue, Suite 60. For more information on services, call 1-888-BAPTIST or visit 

About the American College of Radiology (ACR)

The 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. The College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. 

About Baptist Health
For 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.