Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can
detect heart disease or signs of serious cardiovascular 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.
Lake Huron Medical Center Cardiology located in Port Huron, MI has been
granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation
Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area(s) of Adult Transthoracic.
Accreditation by the IAC means that Lake Huron Medical Center Cardiology
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