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CONWAY, SC– Conway Medical Center has 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 CMC has 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 review. 

Early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of Echocardiogphy procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices.  “Conway Medical Center is thoroughly committed to providing the highest quality heart care for our cardiovascular patients,” states Jack Kaminski, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services. “This accreditation illustrates that we have achieved the highest standards in delivering echocardiography services.”

IAC accreditation is widely respected in the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to Echocardiography, which include physicians and sonographers. Echocardiography accreditation is required in some states and regions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and by some private insurers. However, patients should remain vigilant in making sure that their Echocardiography procedures are performed within accreditation facilities, because for many facilities accreditation remains a voluntary process.

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