Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital Earns Vascular Testing Accreditation by the IAC

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has granted Anderson Hospital a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Arterial Testing and Peripheral Venous Testing.


“Accreditation by the IAC indicates that Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital has undergone an intensive application and review process and that the IAC found that we not only are in compliance with the published standards but also that we demonstrate a commitment to quality patient care in vascular testing,” said Todd Bayer, MD, Medical Director of the vascular lab at Anderson Hospital.


Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures that take place in hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease, which is caused by disorders of the heart and blood vessels. 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.


The IAC accreditation process is comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts. This process enables assessment of both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.


There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on vascular testing. 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 contribute to a positive patient outcome.


IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.