Services & Specialties July 24, 2017

Adena Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography has again awarded Adena’s Cardiopulmonary Services a three-year accreditation in the area of Adult Transthoracic. This accreditation means Adena Cardiopulmonary has undergone an intensive application and review process; and has been found to be compliant with the published standards, demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in echocardiography.

The accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement. It applies to six Adena locations including: Cardiopulmonary Services at Adena Regional Medical Center; Adena Pike Medical Center; Adena Greenfield Medical Center; Adena Health Center-Jackson; Adena Health Center-Waverly; and Adena Health Center Western Avenue.

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, which is the fourth highest cause of death. According to the Ross County Community Health Needs Assessment, more than six present of Ross County residents suffer each day from cardiovascular disease, which higher than the state and national average.

There are many factors based on echocardiography that contribute to an accurate diagnosis and a positive patient outcome. These include: 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.

IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensure quality patient care, promote health care and support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation. To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.