Porter Regional Hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Medicine and Portage
Hospital have been granted a three-year term of accreditation in
Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic by the Intersocietal
Accreditation Commission (IAC).
Accreditation by the IAC means that both Porter Regional Hospital’s Center
for Cardiovascular Medicine and Portage Hospital have undergone a thorough
review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts.
The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be
providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards
through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study
Early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases is
possible through the use of Echocardiography procedures performed within
hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. While these tests are
helpful, there are many facets that contribute to an accurate diagnosis
based on Echocardiography testing. The skill of the Echocardiography
sonographer performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the
background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance
measures are each critical to quality patient testing.
IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an
indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of
its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of
Echocardiography. When scheduled for an Echocardiography procedure, patients
are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility
where their examination will be performed and can learn more by visiting