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.