Southern Regional Medical Center receives Echocardiography Re-accreditation

06-18-2018

Southern Regional Medical Center Cardiology Department has received an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. The IAC grants accreditation to facilities that have proven the delivery of quality patient care in compliance with national Echocardiography standards.

“This re-accreditation recognizes the exceptional work of our cardiovascular team to ensure that our patients receive the quality care that adheres to the highest standards in echocardiography,” stated Charlotte W. Dupré, President and CEO of Southern Regional Medical Center.

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. As part of this process, Southern Regional Medical Center underwent an intensive application and review process and was determined to be in compliance with the IAC standards. This process is a complete assessment of both the critical operational and technical components, including case study reviews and final reports.

Echocardiography is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses ultrasound to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) is one of the most common tests and will show the structure and function of the heart to determine any cardiac concerns or issues that could require treatment.

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