Mercyhealth Cardiac Services Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth is pleased to announce it has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. 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. Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions.

“This latest accreditation awarded to Javon Bea Hospital Cardiac Services demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography,” said Javon R. Bea, President/CEO at Mercyhealth.

Accreditation by the IAC means that Javon Bea Hospital Cardiac Services 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. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review of a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.

About Mercyhealth

Mercyhealth is a multi-regional health system with more than 800 employed physician partners, seven hospitals and 85 primary and specialty care locations serving 55 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities. Mercyhealth’s over 8,000 employee/partners care for more than 2.4 million patient visits each year. Mercyhealth offers four core service areas: hospital-based service; clinic-based services; home health, hospice and retail services; and a wholly owned insurance company. It provides over 125 specialties, including emergency/trauma care, prehospital services, perinatal medicine in its 52-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and heart, cancer and orthopedic care. As the top vertically integrated health care provider, it continuously works with a passion for making lives better for the people, families and communities it serves. For more information, please visit mercyhealthsystem.org.

About IAC Accreditation — A “Seal of Approval” Patients Can Count On

Private offices, clinics, and departments within hospitals that are accredited in Echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) voluntarily submit to a review of their daily operations. By participating in the accreditation process, these medical facilities demonstrate a commitment to the performance of quality Echocardiography and strive to meet nationally recognized standards. During the accreditation process, applicant Echocardiography facilities must submit documentation on every aspect of their daily operations. While completing the application, facilities are required to identify and correct potential problems, revising protocols, and validating quality assurance programs. Applications submitted, including samples of the echocardiograms performed, are reviewed by experts throughout the United States and Canada. Accreditation is granted only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with the Standards. Once granted, IAC accreditation is valid for a period of three years, after which time the facility must undergo a repeat evaluation.

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