Lawrence Hospital Center's Cardiac Program Receives Prestigious Accreditation
Oct 31, 2013
Lawrence Hospital Center's cardiac program, which provides cutting-edge heart health solutions, is receiving high marks. The cardiology department just received full accreditation for performing adult transthoracic echocardiograms. Transthoracic echocardiograms, which are also called an “echo,” give medical professionals a non-invasive and highly accurate way to check on patients' heart health. This is done by moving a small instrument, called a transducer, over the outside of a patient's chest.
Lawrence Hospital Center received its accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
“The accreditation speaks to the experience and knowledge of Lawrence’s cardiology program, as well as the quality of the echocardiograms being performed,” said Lawrence Hospital Center Cardiology Department Administrative Director Arthur Steinmetz. “The certification was performed by an independent commission, and requires that Lawrence meet stringent safety requirements.”
In addition to the echo accreditation, Lawrence Hospital Center just received re-accreditation for its echocardiogram lab by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Inside the lab, a new echo information system was installed this year. Lawrence also has a new Philips CX-50 CompactXtreme cardiac ultrasound system. The equipment is helping Lawrence to continue to offer state-of-the-art, personalized and compassionate healthcare.
To learn more about this and other Lawrence Hospital Center programs and services, visit www.lawrencehealth.org.