Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Vascular Laboratory has once again received a three year accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The accreditation covers diagnostic testing including extracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial and peripheral vascular testing. The Vascular Laboratory was also granted screening accreditation which has been granted to only a few labs in the country.
The purpose of the IAC’s Vascular Testing Accreditation Program is to ensure high quality patient care and vascular diagnostic evaluations.
Vascular testing is done to screen for vascular disease which involves the body’s circulatory system and the blood vessels which carry blood throughout the body.
Unhealthy changes can occur in these veins and arteries over time including a buildup of plaque which can cause blood clots and other vesselabnormalities. Vascular ultrasound is one way to diagnose disorders of blood vessels which contribute to more than 500,000 deaths each year.
Through the accreditation process, facilities assess every aspect of daily operation and its impact on the quality of health care provided to patients. Because accreditation is renewed every three years, a long-term commitment to quality and self-assessment is developed and maintained.
“We are proud of this accreditation,” says Dr. James Tretter, Conemaugh Physician Group – Vascular Surgery. “We want the public to be reassured that we are committed to offering an experienced staff and excellent tools to provide an accurate and thorough diagnosis.”
Accreditation is only granted to those facilities found to be providing high quality patient care. More information is available at the IAC website www.itnersocietal.org.
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