Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital Cardiopulmonary Department earns echocardiography reaccreditation by IAC
The cardiopulmonary department at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) recently earned echocardiography reaccreditation in the area of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). EWCH has retained this accreditation since 2008.
EWCH’s cardiopulmonary department underwent an intensive application and review process and was found to be in compliance with the IAC published accreditation standards. According to IAC, this accreditation demonstrates EWCH’s “ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography.”
A transthoracic echocardiogram uses high frequency soundwaves to create a moving picture of the heart through the chest wall. Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect signs of serious conditions like heart disease or potential causes of stroke.
“This is a seal of approval we’ve held since 2008 that tells our patients they can rely on us for consistent, quality care and dedication to continuous improvement,” said EWCH CEO Stephanie Boynton. “I’d like to congratulate the staff who worked hard to help us earn and maintain this accreditation. We’re extremely proud.”
The IAC is a nonprofit organization that evaluates and accredits facilities that provide diagnostic imaging and intervention-based procedures with the goal to improve the quality of patient care provided in private offices, clinics and hospitals where such services are performed.
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