(Paoli, Pa.) Paoli Hospital’s Neurovascular Laboratory has received a three-year term of re-accreditation in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Accreditation by the IAC means that Paoli has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.
“The re-accreditation of our Neurovascular Laboratory is a ‘seal of approval’ that patients can rely on our facility to provide the highest level of care,” said Debbie Eddinger, Director of the Neurovascular Lab at Paoli Hospital. “To receive this designation, our laboratory has been carefully critiqued in all areas of its operations considered important by medical experts in the field of vascular testing.”
Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease. Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. Many facets contribute to the testing including the skill of the technologist, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures.
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