Premier Healthcare Facilities Obtain Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography Accreditation

DAYTON, Ohio (December 6, 2021) – Three Premier Health establishments have obtained accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in echocardiography in the field of adult transthoracic.

Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville, and the Premier Cardiovascular Institute in Beavercreek recently received three-year accreditation from the IAC.

“ACI accreditation is a seal of approval that patients can count on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a commitment to continuous improvement,” said Muhanad Al-Zubaidi, MD, medical director of the First Cardiovascular Institute. “This achievement demonstrates Premier Health’s commitment to providing quality echocardiography patient care.

Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious cardiovascular disease using high frequency sound waves.

“There are many factors that contribute to an accurate echocardiogram-based diagnosis,” said Mike McKewen, director of cardiovascular and respiratory services at Miami Valley Hospital. “The education and experience of the sonographer performing the procedure, the type of equipment used, and the quality assessment parameters that each facility is required to measure – all contribute to a positive patient outcome. ”

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, more than 2,150 Americans die from cardiovascular disease every day, which is about one every 40 seconds.

Accreditation by the IAC means that the Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital South, and the Premier Cardiovascular Institute of Beavercreek have gone through an intensive application and review process and have been found to comply with the published standards, demonstrating a commitment to quality echocardiographic patient care. . Comprised of a detailed self-assessment, followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process assesses both critical operational and technical components of the candidate facility, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.

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