Baptist Health Floyd Heart and Vascular Center Awarded Vascular Testing Reaccreditation by the IAC
Baptist Health Floyd Heart and Vascular Center has been awarded a three-year reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Venous Testing
Baptist Health Floyd Heart and Vascular Center has been awarded a three-year reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Venous Testing and Peripheral Arterial Testing.
The IAC accreditation is a mark of quality that demonstrates to the public that the facility adheres to the highest standards of patient care and is committed to continued improvement. “The accreditation granted to Baptist Health Floyd by the IAC for Vascular Diagnostics speaks volumes to the quality of care we provide to our community,” stated Cardiovascular Diagnostics Manager Aaron Shelburne.
To achieve this accreditation, Baptist Health Floyd Heart and Vascular Center has undergone an extensive self-evaluation and application process, and a review by a panel of healthcare experts. This process enables a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of multiple aspects of operations and patient care, including case studies and their final reports.
There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on vascular testing. Staff training and experience, testing equipment used and quality metrics measured by the facility can all be contributing factors toward patient outcomes. “Baptist Floyd should be proud of the quality of the Registered Vascular Technicians that make up the backbone of the high-quality program that they provide,” said Medical Director Brad Thomas, MD.
Cardiovascular diseases top the list as the leading cause of death in the United States, with an average of one American dying every 39 seconds of diseases of the heart and circulatory system. Early detection, made possible by vascular testing, is critical to treating these life threatening conditions. Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually.