RMC’s Vascular Center Earns Vascular Testing Reaccreditation

RMC’s Vascular Center Earns Vascular Testing Reaccreditation

Regional Medical Center’s Vascular Center has been granted re-accreditation for an additional three-year term by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for vascular testing in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Venous Testing and Peripheral Arterial Testing.

Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of deaths in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease and strokes are the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disabilities in the nation. On average, there are nearly 800,000 new strokes a year.

There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on vascular testing. The training and experience of the technologist performing the procedure coupled with the type of equipment used both contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC’s 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 IAC indicates that RMC’s Vascular Center has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards. 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.

About IAC The IAC is a nonprofit organization in operation to evaluate and accredit facilities that provide diagnostic imaging and intervention-based procedures, thus improving the quality of patient care provided in private offices, clinics and hospitals where such services are performed. The IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management, cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular catheterization. Committed to its mission through a rigorous peer review process, the IAC has granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites.