Mariners Hospital & Fishermen’s Community Hospital Echocardiography Laboratories Earn Accreditation from Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
TAVERNIER, FL – March 17, 2021 – Mariners Hospital and Fishermen’s Community Hospital Echocardiography Laboratories have been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in echocardiography in the area of adult transthoracic. This accreditation demonstrates the facilities ongoing commitment to providing high-quality patient care in echocardiography.
“Receiving this prestigious accreditation is a first for both Mariners Hospital and Fishermen’s Community Hospital,” said J.C. Holmes, MBA, R.T., director of Imaging Services at Mariners Hospital and Fishermen’s Community Hospital. “We are so proud of our professional teams that have demonstrated a high commitment to patient care and a level of service that goes above and beyond.”
Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious 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, 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.
Accreditation by the IAC means that both laboratories have undergone an intensive application and review process and was in compliance with the published standards. 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 final reports.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
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 echocardiography, which include physicians and sonographers. To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
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