Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico, 3917 West Road, Suite A in Los Alamos Medical Center, was granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic.
This latest accreditation awarded to the Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to comply with the published Standards.
Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by 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.
Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by stroke as the fourth highest cause of death. According to the American Heart of Association (AHA), more than 2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease which amount to about one every 40 seconds.
There are many factors to contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography. The training and experience of the sonographer performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as indicator of consistent quality care and dedication to continuous improvement.
The IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear medicine/PET, MRI, CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management, cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular catheterization. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring and promoting quality patient care supporting one common mission: improving health care through accreditation. IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of more than 40 national medical societies. To date, the IAC accreditation divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites. To learn more about IAC, visit intersocietal.org.