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Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital echocardiography earns accreditation
Bolingbrook – Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital has earned a three-year accreditation for its work in echocardiography from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.

“This accreditation marks a standard of excellence and quality as it pertains to image quality, reporting, timeliness of studies and the entire process of echocardiography,” said Brian Saso, manager of Cardiac and Rehabilitation Services at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital has earned accreditation from the IAC in the areas of Adult Transthoracic, Adult Transesophageal and Adult Stress. It began the accreditation process in spring of 2012 and was notified of its acceptance in December, Saso said.

“This is a recognition of the quality and standardization of what we do when it comes to echocardiography,” Saso said. “It’s a stamp of excellence.”

Echocardiography uses sound waves to study a patient’s heart, helping detect possible life-threatening disorders. Through echocardiography, images can be produced showing the size of a patient’s heart as well as its muscle and valve activity.

“It’s really to assess various types of abnormalities and dysfunction in the mechanical nature of the heart,” Saso said.

IAC Echocardiography accreditation is designed to ensure patient care and to recognize quality service providers for their work, according to the agency. In order to obtain IAC accreditation, facilities must conduct a detailed self-evaluation and provide operational information and case studies to determine compliance with agency standards.

For more information about Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital’s IAC Echocardiography accreditation, visit us at www.keepingyouwell.com/abh.

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Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.

Physicians on the medical staff of Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals are independent contractors, and are not agents of the hospitals.

Media contact: Chris LaFortune, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, christopher.lafortune@ahss.org; 630-856-2354



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