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Published on April 03, 2013

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Cardiology Department Receives Three-Year Accreditation

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital’s Cardiology Department has been granted a three-year-term of accreditation in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic and Adult Thransesophageal by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Accreditation by the IAC means that Avera Sacred Heart Hospital’s Cardiology Department has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” upon which patients can rely as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of echocardiography. When scheduled for an echocardiography procedure, patient are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where their examination will be performed and can learn more by visiting intersocietal.org/echo/main/patients.htm.