September 21, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Poughkeepsie, NY - Hudson Valley Heart Center’s 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 laboratory’s 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 “participation in the accreditation process demonstrates the laboratory’s attention to a high level of patient care and quality testing”. ICAVL accreditation is valid for a period of three years.

“We are proud of this recent accreditation because it speaks to our dedication to providing the finest care to the communities we serve,” remarked Ron Babcock, administrator for the Hudson Valley Heart Center, “At the Hudson Valley Heart Center, leading experts use the very best and very latest technology to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.”

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 “One of the Top 100 hospitals in the nation” by Modern Healthcare. In addition, The Heart Center is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital, St. Luke’s/Cornwall Hospital and Sharon Hospital.