Heart and Vascular

All Riverside Vascular Testing Locations Earn Accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

January 09, 2024
IAC team

Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures performed within 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 34 seconds of cardiovascular diseases – disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is a leading cause of death and disability in the nation, with nearly 800,000 strokes occurring annually. 

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 assurance metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can reply on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a commitment to continuous improvement. 

Riverside is proud to announce the three-year accreditation of three vascular testing facilities, Riverside Regional Medical Center’s (RRMC) Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory, Riverside Vascular Specialists – Newport News and Riverside Vascular Specialists – Williamsburg, by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the areas of Peripheral Arterial Testing and Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing. Additionally, RRMC’s Noninvasive Vascular Lab also earned three-year accreditation in Peripheral Venous Testing. These accreditations demonstrate the facilities’ ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in vascular testing.  

Accreditation by the IAC indicates that all three locations have undergone an intensive application and review process and have been found to be in compliance with the published Standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vascular testing. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.