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Three Deborah Specialty Physicians’ Offices Earn Echocardiography Accreditation

Offices in Whiting, Manahawkin & Mt. Laurel Receive Seal of Approval from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

Three Deborah Specialty Physicians’ Offices – two in Ocean County (Whiting and Manahawkin) and one in Burlington County (Mt. Laurel) – have received three-year accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography.

Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect echocardiographyheart disease or signs of serious cardiovascular conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by stroke as the fourth highest cause of death. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease which amounts to about one every 40 seconds.

There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography. The training and experience of the sonographer performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.

“Accreditation by the IAC means that these three Deborah Specialty Physicians practice location have undergone an intensive application and review process and are found to be compliant with the published standards and show a commitment to quality patient care in echocardiography,” said Paula Seth, MD, Director of Echocardiography at Deborah Specialty Physicians.

Dr. Seth added: “This ‘seal of approval’ is one more reassurance to our patients that Deborah Specialty Physicians provides top quality care within the most exacting industry standards. We are proud to have these three practice location offices meet IAC’s exacting standards.”