SGMC Health Earns Vascular Testing Accreditation by IAC

March 29, 2024
SGMC Health proudly announces its attainment of a three-year accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing, encompassing Peripheral Arterial Testing and Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing. 
Within the health system, vascular testing procedures enable the early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, strokes, and various other diseases.

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death in the United States, with one American dying every 34 seconds. In addition, nearly 800,000 strokes occur annually in the U.S. These statistics underline the significance of timely diagnosis and intervention.  

 Vascular Surgeon David Hardy, MD, RPVI, FACS, emphasizes, “Our steadfast dedication to delivering top-tier patient care in vascular testing is consistently evident. Here at SGMC Health, we provide comprehensive treatments and surgeries tailored to the needs of our community in South Georgia.”

 The IAC accreditation serves as a beacon of assurance for patients, symbolizing the unwavering commitment to maintaining exemplary standards of care and continuously striving for advancement.

 Accreditation by the IAC indicates that SGMC Health has undergone an intensive application and review process and is in compliance with the published standards. The accreditation was earned through a detailed self-evaluation and a thorough review from a panel of medical experts. The process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the health system to be assessed, including case studies and corresponding final reports.

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