Baptist Health Paducah earns Vascular Testing Accreditation

November 04, 2022

AIC accreditation is a "seal of approval" that patients can rely on.

(PADUCAH, KY) October 31 -- Cardiovascular diseases – also known as heart disease - are the number one cause of death in this U.S. Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures. The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has recognized Baptist Health Paducah as an accredited facility for Vascular Testing. The AIC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a commitment to continuous improvement.

“Achieving accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission ensures we are giving out patients the highest quality of testing,” said Griffin Bicking, DO, Vascular Surgeon. “Our in-house vascular lab is vital to the renewal of this for the continued commitment to excellent patient care. The IAC is the gold standard for vascular testing. With the skill held and maintained by our lab, multiple testing options are available to scan for disease processes and diagnosis for the physicians. These non-invasive tests are often used as the road map for treatment options, or the answer needed for surgical intervention. Patients are able to have their scans done here at Baptist Health Paducah and see the doctor on the same day, which makes it easier and more convenient, often ensuring compliance with their own medical care.”

The AIC carefully critiqued all aspects of operations and deemed Baptist Health Paducah a reliable facility providing quality testing and patient care for the diagnosis of vascular disease. The examined criteria includes, the training and experience of the technologist performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure. All of these aspects contribute to a positive patient outcome.

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include age, gender (male), family history, congenial heart conditions and any damage to the heart muscle. Take this Heart Health assessment to see your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Talk to your primary care provider about your risk and if you should be tested.