Exeter Hospital Echocardiography Lab Earns Reaccreditation
about 1 year ago
EXETER — Exeter Hospital’s Echocardiography Lab has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Stress and Adult Transthoracic.
This latest accreditation awarded to Exeter Hospital Echocardiography Lab demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography.
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. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease, which is approximately one every 40 seconds.
Accreditation by the IAC means that Exeter Hospital Echocardiography Lab has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published standards thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in echocardiography. 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.
“I am so very proud of this achievement by our Echocardiography team,” said Valerie Greene, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CEN, Director of Cardiovascular Services, HealthReach Diabetes and Community Education. “It demonstrates their commitment to consistently delivering high quality, safe and reliable patient care.”
Exeter Hospital has also received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award; the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI; and Acute Stroke Ready certification through DNV GL Healthcare.
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.
About Exeter Hospital
Exeter Hospital is a community-based hospital and Level III Trauma Center that serves residents from 38 towns in New Hampshire’s Seacoast Region. The hospital and its affiliates employ 2,300 area residents and provide millions of dollars annually for community benefits. Exeter Hospital has also been designated as a Magnet® organization for nursing excellence since 2013, which has only been accomplished by approximately seven percent of the hospitals in the nation. For more information, visit exeterhospital.com or call (603) 580-6668.