Guthrie is proud to announce that its echocardiography team has been awarded a three year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Echocardiography involves the use of ultrasound to diagnose a wide range of heart conditions.
Dr. Daniel Sporn, Chief of Cardiology said, “We are pleased to receive this accreditation from the IAC. It is a clear indication of the excellent care that our echocardiography team provides to Guthrie patients. Cardiovascular diseases are the top cause of death in the United States, and echocardiography can detect these diseases early and save lives.”
Accreditation by the IAC means that Guthrie 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.
IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to Echocardiography, which include physicians and sonographers.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 290 physicians and 175 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.