HUDSON VALLEY HEART CENTERâS VASCULAR LABORATORY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS ACCREDITATION
September 21, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsPoughkeepsie, NY - Hudson Valley Heart Centerâs Vascular Lab, located in Poughkeepsie, New York, has achieved accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). The facility is one of a limited number of vascular laboratories in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to meet or exceed the ICAVL standards for noninvasive vascular testing.
During the accreditation process, every aspect of the laboratoryâs daily operations and its impact on the quality of health care provided to patients is assessed and reviewed. The announcement, made in July by ICAVL, maintains that âparticipation in the accreditation process demonstrates the laboratoryâs attention to a high level of patient care and quality testingâ. ICAVL accreditation is valid for a period of three years.
âWe are proud of this recent accreditation because it speaks to our dedication to providing the finest care to the communities we serve,â remarked Ron Babcock, administrator for the Hudson Valley Heart Center, âAt the Hudson Valley Heart Center, leading experts use the very best and very latest technology to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.â
The ICAVL is a non-profit organization established with the support of eleven medical societies including physicians, technologists and sonographers that represent medical specialties including cardiology, neurology, radiology, vascular medicine, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, internal medicine and biology.
About the Hudson Valley Heart Center
The Hudson Valley Heart Center has been working in the region since 1977 to bring the very best cardiovascular medical services to the Hudson Valley. Since then, the number of patients we serve has grown, and so has our network of alliances. The Heart Center is affiliated with Vassar Brothers Medical Center, listed as âOne of the Top 100 hospitals in the nationâ by Modern Healthcare. In addition, The Heart Center is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital, St. Lukeâs/Cornwall Hospital and Sharon Hospital.