Providence Medical Center has been granted a three- year term of accreditation
by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography
in the area(s) of Adult Transesophageal, Adult Stress, and Adult Transthoracic.
This latest accreditation awarded to Providence Medical Center demonstrates
the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care
Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can
detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. Heart disease is
the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by stroke
as the fourth highest cause of death. According to the American Heart
Association (AHA), more than 2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular
disease which amounts to about one every 40 seconds.
There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on
echocardiography. The training and experience of the sonographer performing
the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics
each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient
outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients
can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication
to continuous improvement.
Accreditation by the IAC means that Providence Medical Center Ultrasound
has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found
to be compliance with the published Standards thus demonstrating a commitment
to quality patient care in echocardiography.
Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by
a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both
the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility
to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding