KDH Cardio-Pulmonary Services earns re-accreditation from IAC
Contact: Dave Ommen
King’s Daughters’ Health (KDH) Cardio-Pulmonary Services has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the area(s) of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Venous Testing and Peripheral Arterial Testing.
Accreditation by the IAC indicates that KDH has undergone an intensive application and review process and confirms that KDH complies with the published Standards thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vascular testing. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process assesses both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.
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. This latest accreditation awarded to KDH demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in vascular testing.
Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible thanks to vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States.
IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management and cardiac electrophysiology. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®. IAC accreditation is widely respected in the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to vascular testing, which include physicians, sonographers and technologists. To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.